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The Last Express (film)

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The Last Express
Theatrical release poster
Directed byOtis Garrett
Screenplay byEdmund Hartmann[1]
Based onThe Last Express
by Baynard Kendrick
Produced byIrving Starr[1]
Starring
CinematographyStanley Cortez[1]
Edited byMaurice Wright [1]
Production
companies
Crime Club Productions, Inc.[1]
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 12, 1938 (1938-10-12) (New York)
  • October 28, 1938 (1938-10-28) (United States)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States[1]
LanguageEnglish

The Last Express is a 1938 American mystery film directed by Otis Garrett and written by Edmund Hartmann. It is based on the 1937 novel The Last Express by Baynard Kendrick. The film stars Kent Taylor, Dorothea Kent, Don Brodie, Paul Hurst, Addison Richards, Greta Granstedt, Robert Emmett Keane and J. Farrell MacDonald. The film was released on October 28, 1938, by Universal Pictures.[2][1]

Plot

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Cast

Production

In 1937, Universal Pictures made a deal with Crime Club, who were published of whodunnits.[3] Over the next few years Universal released several mystery films in the series.[3] The Last Express was one of the entries in the series.[4]

Release

The Last Express opened in New York in the week of October 12, 1938.[1] It was released further on October 28, 1938.[1]

Reception

Archer Winsten of the New York Post found the film to be "unusually baffling."[4]

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "The Last Express". Catalog.afi.com. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal. "The Last Express (1938) - Otis M. Garrett". AllMovie. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Weaver, Brunas & Brunas 2007, p. 175.
  4. ^ a b Weaver, Brunas & Brunas 2007, p. 574.

Sources

  • Weaver, Tom; Brunas, Michael; Brunas, John (2007) [1990]. Universal Horrors (2 ed.). McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2974-5.
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