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      The Silver Streak

      1934 1h 25m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews A train engineer (Charles Starrett) speeds cross-country with an iron lung for his boss' son (Hardie Albright), with a killer on board. Read More Read Less

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      Franklin K First of all this isn't the easiest movie to find and then watch. One of the better free copies is available online at You Tube and is ad free, but even there the film quality is grainy, and at times the the sound is out of sync with the film. All of that aside, this is an entertaining and interesting period piece. It concerns the construction of a high speed passenger train, so if you have an interest in trains this is a great film for you. There are also some nice scenes of the Chicago World's Fair, and some great construction scenes from the Boulder Dam. Enjoy this film as a time warp back to the thirties, and some views of some of the more interesting and iconic places and events of those times. Worth a watch for that alone. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review Pat I This film is a gem in the rough! At first it moves slow, but when historical footage of the engineering of these classy old trains kicks in, its fascinating how things were created years ago. Vintage deco train interiors, costumes and scenery a joy to see. The suspense of a racing one of a kind train on old cross country tracks going 140 mph is edge of your seat! The train barely misses other trains and objects as it speeds along to get to its destination in record time. Exciting! Trains normally speed at 50 to 70mph. This train on its experimental life saving feat zooms along, breaking all records. It arrives on time, saving the hard working men who've been afflicted with a contagious rare disease. It's the age old argument of sticking to old fashion standard ways vs new modern ideas that seem far fetched, but save the day! Well done for the 1930s! A must see for engineers and train buffs! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/06/23 Full Review Russ G Presumably this was the inspiration for the '76 remake with Gene Wilder & Co. but even for a Thirties B Pic, it sucks ass. Bad scripts and even worse special effects. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/31/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A train engineer (Charles Starrett) speeds cross-country with an iron lung for his boss' son (Hardie Albright), with a killer on board.
      Director
      Thomas Atkins
      Producer
      Glendon Allvine
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 25m