Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Railway of Death

Le railway de la mort – French title
La course a la mort – French title
Todeszug – German title
Der Todeszug – German title
The Railway of Death – English title

A 1912 French production [Gaumont International (Paris)]
Producer: ?
Director: Jean Durand
Story: Jean Durand
Screenplay: Jean Durand
Cinematography: ? [black & white]
Running time: 15 minutes

Joe Baker – Joë Hamman (Jean Hamman)
Tim Burke – Max Dhartigny
Engineer – Ernest Bourbon
Passengers – Gaston Modot, Berthe Dagmar (Albertine Hamon)
With: Joaquin Renez, Gustave Hamilton

When a gold strike is announced a rush is underway with the first man there getting to stake his claim. Joe Baker and Tim Burke race each other, which involves a thrilling rescue episode on a train.


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