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Streamline Express (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 15 September 1935 (USA)
A disparate group of people meet as passengers on a super-speed train crossing the U.S. Aboard are a seductive confidence man, a stage director masquerading as a steward in hopes of ... See full summary »

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Leonard Fields

Writers:

Wellyn Totman (original story), Leonard Fields (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Victor Jory ... Jimmy Hart
Evelyn Venable ... Patricia Wallace
Esther Ralston ... Elaine Vincent
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Mary Bradley (as Erin O'Brien Moore)
Ralph Forbes ... Fred Arnold
Sidney Blackmer ... Gilbert Landon (as Sydney Blackmer)
Vince Barnett ... Mr. Jones
Clay Clement Clay Clement ... John Bradley
Bobby Watson ... Gerald Wilson
Lee Moran ... Larry Houston
Syd Saylor ... Smith - Steward
Libby Taylor Libby Taylor ... Fawn--Patricia's Maid
Edward Hearn ... Mack - Purser
Allan Cavan Allan Cavan ... Senior Conductor
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Storyline

A disparate group of people meet as passengers on a super-speed train crossing the U.S. Aboard are a seductive confidence man, a stage director masquerading as a steward in hopes of stopping his feisty leading lady from eloping, and a woman trying to stop her husband from running away with his mistress. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Espresso aerodinamico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mascot Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film historian John Cocci in his book "Second Feature" quoted actress Esther Ralston about "Streamline Express" in 1989: "Can't remember a thing about this turkey." See more »

Goofs

The view from the driver's cabin shows the (back-projected) countryside passing left to right, as it would from a side window, not front on. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Twentieth Century (1934) See more »

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High class rail travel 1930s style
17 November 2001 | by RobWSee all my reviews

An odd little curiousity of a film. An assortment of unlikely characters take an express train from New York to California, the main plot revolves around a stage director in pursuit of his leading lady (the same plot that was used much more successfully in Twentieth Century the year before) and a crook on the run from the police who engages in a little robbery and blackmail en route (he fails and is exposed by the stage director).

As a film its very stagey, the acting is too - they all make their entrances and exits as if they're treading the boards. Mainly of interest for the train itself, as a 1930s idea of what rail travel should be like. This is a double deck, 160mph monorail, luxuriously fitted out like an art deco ocean liner!


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