Streamlined trains were all the rage in the mid-1930’s as railroads tried to shake their stodgy image of heavyweight Pullman train travel. Streamline Express has a plot very similar to my previously-reviewed movie, “Twentieth Century” (high-strung diva quits the New York stage / stage manager pursues to bring her back).
Starring Victor Jory as Jimmy Hart and Evelyn Venable as Patricia Wallace, the movie relies mainly on oversize sets depicting spacious accommodations on-board. I really dig the chrome and glass Art Deco set dressing on-board the train. Mascot put quite a little effort into this film — no creaking floorboards, for example.
Movie buffs will remember Victor Jory as the cashiered overseer of Tara plantation in Gone With The Wind.
Let’s check out the Streamline Express as it wobbles down the track!