Phantom Express (1925)

Run Time - 58 min.  |  
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The Phantom Express is the sole asset of a small railway company. Its chief engineer is old John Lane (William Rooker), the father of Norah (Ethel Shannon), sweetheart of handsome Jack Warner (David Butler). Angered that Norah has thrown him over in favor of Jack, railroad towerman Hardy (George Siegmann) plots to get even with her by flicking the wrong switch and wrecking the express, at great loss of life and property. Hardy gets his comeuppance at the hands of Warner, and old John Lane -- who'd been held responsible for the tragedy -- is exonerated. Leading man David Butler later became a top director at 20th Century-Fox and Warner Bros.

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engineering, execution, false-accusation, father, honor [recognition], imprisonment, railroad, revenge, sweetheart