The Fast Express (1924)

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The husband-and-wife team of William Duncan and Edith Johnson once again brave numerous dangers in The Fast Express, a 15-chapter serial from Universal about a gang of crooks attempting to halt the building of yet another transcontinental railroad. The abduction of Miss Johnson, a haunted house, a cloaked mystery villain, and blackmail are among the many perils facing the stalwart Duncan, who also directed. Well-known screen villains Albert J. Smith and Harry Woods perform most of the skullduggery, receiving their comeuppance in the final chapter aptly entitled "Retribution."