The Phantom Express is one of the best classic feature films made about trains in the 30s - a thrilling story of how gangsters try to drive the Southwestern Pacific Railroad off the tracks and out of business by using the most unusual means.
The Southwestern Pacific Railroad is in doldrums. Three trains have run off the rails in as many weeks, causing a lot of damage to the coffers and the reputation of the company. When the third accident occurs, the management decides to hold an inquiry. Few people on the board believe the driver Smokey’s (J. Farrel MacDonald) explanation. Bruce (William Collier) , the son of the railroad president, volunteers to investigate the cause of the accidents. Posing as a mechanic, Bruce solves the mystery of the ‘Phantom Express’ just in time to save the Railroad from falling into the hands of unscrupulous villains.
Stars: Lina Basquette, Jack Pennick, Jack Mower, Dorothy Gulliver, Claire McDowell, Axel Axelson, Robert Ellis, Allan Forrest, Huntley Gordon, Tom O’Brien, David Rollins, Alice Dahl, Jack Hoxie, Brady Kline, Robert Littlefield, Carl Stockdale, Tom Wilson
Director: Emory Johnson
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