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The Midnight Express (film)

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Director  George W. Hill
Distributor  Columbia Pictures
Country  United States
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure, Crime
Duration  
The Midnight Express (film) movie poster
Language  Silent English intertitles
Release date  June 1, 1924 (1924-06-01)
Writer  George W. Hill (story), George W. Hill (scenario)
Cast  William Haines, Elaine Hammerstein, Edwin B. Tilton
Genres  Silent film, Drama, Black-and-white
Similar movies  Less Than the Dust (1916), Polly of the Circus (1917), Remodeling Her Husband (1920), His Picture in the Papers (1916), The Flying Fleet (1929)

The Midnight Express (1924) is a romantic film directed by George W. Hill.

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Plot

Jack (Haines) is a young man who has a wild lifestyle. This displeases his father. Jack wants to prove to him he can be a hardworking man as well and decides to find work at a railroad yard as a laborer. Silent Bill Brachley is a convict who has escaped jail and steals Jack's car. Jack chases him and eventually meets Mary (Hammerstein). Brachley is led back to jail and swears revenge. He escapes jail yet again and confronts Jack. After Jack wins the fight, he receives the respect from his father and has Mary as his sweetheart.

Reception

After femme fatale Peggy Hopkins Joyce viewed the film, she recalled the kiss between Haines and Hammerstein as the best she'd ever seen on screen. The studio tried to present Hammerstein and Haines as a real-life couple. This was without success, as Haines was homosexual.

Cast

  • Elaine Hammerstein - Mary Travers
  • William Haines - Jack Oakes
  • George Nichols - John Oakes
  • Lloyd Whitlock - Joseph Davies
  • Edwin B. Tilton - James Travers
  • Pat Harmon - Silent Bill Brachely
  • Bertram Grassby - Arthur Bleydon
  • Phyllis Haver - Jessie Sybil
  • Roscoe Karns - Switch Hogan
  • Jack Richardson - Detective Collins
  • Noble Johnson - Deputy Sheriff
  • References

    The Midnight Express (film) Wikipedia
    The Midnight Express (film) IMDb


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