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The Lost Special (movie 1932)

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The Lost Special (1932)

The Lost Special is an American movie, produced by Universal Pictures, serialized in 12 parts from 2 december 1932 to 18 march 1933 in USA and from 23 march to 8 june 1933 in UK. 1 part per week. 3 reels per part (12 minutes). Black & White.

The movie is a loosely adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's short story : The Story of the Lost Special (1898).

The movie opened with a special train carrying gold bullion from the Golconda Mine, that is stopped by henchmen, working secretly for Sam Slater, partner of Potter Hood, in the mine ownership. Laying down portable tracks, the bandits take the train off of the main line, hide it in an abandoned mine shaft, steal the gold, and pick up their make-shift tracks, leaving a mystery in their wake. Potter's son Tom Hood, just home from college, determines to solve the mystery with the aid of his pal Bob Collins. They board the gold-shipment special train on its next run. Newspaper reporter Betty Moore and her friend Kate Bland are in a car driving along a road that parallels the train tracks...



Video

All 12 chapters


Photos


Episodes

The Lost Special : chapter 1 (1932)
  • 01 : The Lost Special
  • 02 : Racing Death
  • 03 : The Red Lantern
  • 04 : Devouring Flames
  • 05 : The Lightning Strikes
  • 06 : The House of Mystery
  • 07 : The Tank Room Terror
  • 08 : The Fatal Race
  • 09 : Into the Depths
  • 10 : The Jaws of Death
  • 11 : The Flaming Forest
  • 12 : Retribution


Cast

The Lost Special : chapter 2 (1932)


  • Director : Henry MacRae
  • Screenplay : Ella O'Neill, George Morgan, George Plympton, Basil Dickey
  • Cinematography : John Hickson
  • Film Editing : Alvin Todd, Edward Todd
  • Presenter : Carl Laemmle


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