The Last Express (1938)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Detective Film  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Every so often, the delightful Dorothea Kent would break away from dumb-blonde roles to play a "straight" romantic lead. One such instance was Universal's The Last Express, wherein Kent, as Amy Arden, finds herself unwillingly mixed up in a series of murders. At the behest of the district attorney, private detective Duncan MacLain (Kent Taylor) investigates the probability of corruption in high government circles. With his partner Spud (Don Brodie) and subway ticket-taker Amy, MacLain searches for a batch of incriminating documents, stolen right from under the noses of the authorities. Someone is willing to kill to keep these documents from resurfacing, and for a while it looks as though MacLain and his entourage are next on the "hit list".

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arrest, city, corruption, criminal, detective, District-Attorney, gangster, investigation, investigator, killing, lawyer, murder, politician, private-detective, problems, prosecutor, subway