Hurricane Express, The

204. THE HURRICANE EXPRESS (1932-USA). 12 Episode Mascot Serial. With IOHN WAYNE, TULLY MARSHALL, CONWAY TEARLE, SHIRLEY CRAY, CHARLES KING. All aboard! The Hurricane Express, fastest train in the country, is about to take you on a high-speed journey through plenty of cliffhanging intrigue and adventure. A malicious murderer, who calls himself “The Wrecker,” is doing everything in his fiendish power to destroy the railroad company. When he derails the Hurricane Express killing its engineer, the dead man’s son, a daredevil air pilot (John Wayne), vows to avenge the murder and bring The Wrecker to Justice. The Wrecker always appears in a different mask, disguising himself as one suspect after another, which constantly throws the pilot, the detectives, and us, off the trail. With his chameleon-like ability to take over any identity (and apparently even to change his height and build), no one can be trusted! Duke Wayne is right in the middle of the gun battle’s, fistfights, kidnappings, explosions, and, especially, high-velocity chases involving trains, planes, cars and motorcycles. This is a first-rate, full-length showcase for the man who would become America’s favorite movie star. 223 minutes. Serial