The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a traveling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing.
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John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.
Bad guy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers. Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton.
The Wrecker wrecks trains on the L & R Railroad. One of his victims is Larry Baker's father. Baker wants to find the evildoer, among a host of suspects, but it will be difficult since the Wrecker can disguise himself to look like almost anyone.Written by
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The feature version,running approximately 81 minutes, was edited from Chapters #1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11 and 12. See more »
Throughout the chase/escape segment where the Hurricane Express, carrying a shipment of gold, is to be wrecked and robbed; the plane used to remove the Wrecker from the train, bring the Wrecker to his gang, chase the train to get the gold after Larry stops the wreck, and a couple of other scenes; continually changes from a single engine bi-plane to a dual engine monoplane. See more »
Like many other serials, this was later edited into a feature film version which eliminated approximately two-thirds of the original serial footage. Almost no footage from the middle chapters of the serial were used. See more »
Despite a great title, "The Hurricane Express" (referring to a crack passenger train which we hardly even see at all) is very slow and talky. Most of the film time is spent in static conversation about who might be wrecking the railroad company's trains. This serial came from the bargain-basement Mascot studio, and seems as if it were done by a high-school film class. There is John Wayne, of course, and some worthwhile vintage train, airplane and outdoor footage, but if that's all you want, keep poised onto the fast-forward button. The editing (or lack thereof) is the worst thing about "The Hurricane Express"; scenes are allowed to run on interminably, and it's as though Mascot didn't want to throw any precious film away. Shy away from the full-length film and look instead for any condensed version .... which still might be too long. So, who wrecked "The Hurricane Express"? Mascot Pictures did. Recommended only for curiosity-seekers.
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