Mystery Train (1931)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Mystery  |   Release Date - Aug 1, 1931 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Future gossip columnist Hedda Hopper enjoyed one of her few top-billed movie roles in the independently-produced thriller Mystery Train. After several reels of heavy plotting, a Pullman car is cut loose from its train and sent hurtling down a steep railway slope in the Rockies. Hero Ronald Stanhope (Jack Stuart) manages to catch up with villain William Mortimer (Bryant Washburn), and the two duke it out on the rear platform of the car. Will Ronald be able to rescue the other passengers before they're plunged over a cliff. Cast as one "Mrs. Radcliffe," Hedda Hopper doesn't have much to do except alternately express terror and disdain. The special effects in Mystery Train are first-rate, which is more than can be said for the dialogue.



train-disaster, train [locomotive], training