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The Silk Express (1933)

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61 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A trainload of silk puts Neil Hamilton on the fast track to murder in this full-throttle thrill ride costarring Sheila Terry and Guy Kibbee. As the demand for raw silk goes sky high, crooked businessman Wallace Myton (Arthur Hohl) corners ...See moreA trainload of silk puts Neil Hamilton on the fast track to murder in this full-throttle thrill ride costarring Sheila Terry and Guy Kibbee. As the demand for raw silk goes sky high, crooked businessman Wallace Myton (Arthur Hohl) corners the market with plans to drive up the price. Determined to fulfill his contracts, manufacturer Donald Kilgore (Hamilton) imports $3 million worth of silk to Seattle and accompanies it by special train to New York. But when his secretary is found murdered, Kilgore soon discovers Myton has planted three killers on board with orders to stop the express and its passengers dead in their tracks. Written by Anonymous See less
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Director
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Houston Branch (story) (screenplay) | Ben Markson (screenplay)
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Updated Jun 10, 1933

Release date
Jun 10, 1933 (United States)

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34 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Neil Hamilton
Donald Kilgore Donald Kilgore   See fewer
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Sheila Terry
Paula Nyberg Paula Nyberg   See fewer
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Arthur Byron
Conductor Clark Conductor Clark   See fewer
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Guy Kibbee
Railway Detective McDuff Railway Detective McDuff   See fewer
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Dudley Digges
Professor Axel Nyberg Professor Axel Nyberg   See fewer
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Arthur Hohl
Wallace Myton Wallace Myton   See fewer
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Allen Jenkins
Robert 'Rusty' Griffith Robert 'Rusty' Griffith   See fewer
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Harold Huber
Train Guard Craft Train Guard Craft   See fewer
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G. Pat Collins
Train Guard Harry Burns (as George Pat Collins) Train Guard Harry Burns (as George Pat Collins)   See fewer
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Robert Barrat
Mr. Calhoun, Attorney Mr. Calhoun, Attorney   See fewer
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Vernon Steele
Dr. Harold Rolph Dr. Harold Rolph   See fewer
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Ivan F. Simpson
Johnson, Kilgore's Secretary (as Ivan Simpson) Johnson, Kilgore's Secretary (as Ivan Simpson)   See fewer
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William Bailey
Silk Man on Phone (uncredited) Silk Man on Phone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clay Clement
Myton Associate (uncredited) Myton Associate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gordon De Main
Mill Owner in Association (uncredited) Mill Owner in Association (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglass Dumbrille
Myton Associate (uncredited) Myton Associate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Elliott
Garson (uncredited) Garson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rockliffe Fellowes
Silk Man on Phone (uncredited) Silk Man on Phone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Godfrey
Summit Telegrapher Playing Checkers (uncredited) Summit Telegrapher Playing Checkers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Hickman
Mill Owner in Association (uncredited) Mill Owner in Association (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Irving
Silk man on phone (uncredited) Silk man on phone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Kibbee
Paris Designer (uncredited) Paris Designer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank LaRue
Mill Owner in Association (uncredited) Mill Owner in Association (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Lawrence
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward LeSaint
Mill Owner in Association (uncredited) Mill Owner in Association (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Shumway
Lawson (uncredited) Lawson (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. Strauss
Merchant Who Ordered Carload of Linen (uncredited) Merchant Who Ordered Carload of Linen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tenbrook
Silk Loader (uncredited) Silk Loader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Snowflake (uncredited) Snowflake (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Usher
Horteg (uncredited) Horteg (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Van Sloan
Mill Owner in Association (uncredited) Mill Owner in Association (uncredited)   See fewer
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Renee Whitney
Phone Operator (uncredited) Phone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Wing
Association Secretary (uncredited) Association Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Worthington
Annoyed Ship Passenger (uncredited) Annoyed Ship Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 132 votes