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The Silver Streak


Beyond the fact that both films shared a "railroad" background, RKO Radio's 1935 actioner The Silver Streak bore no relation to the 1976 [[Performer~P116771~Gene Wilder~genewilder]] vehicle of the same name. The earlier film stars [[Performer~P67732~Charles Starrett~charlesstarrett]] as Tom Caldwell, the dynamic young designer of a streamlined, high-speed passenger train. During a polio epidemic, our hero endeavors to prove the efficiency of his train by making a breakneck 2,000-mile trip to deliver iron...more