This is a terrific little film (especially given it’s from 1932) about characters who are sentenced to a chain gang and the terrible conditions they face. Sometimes 1930’s movies suffer from bad music, chattery dialogue and silly distractions but this is a very nice well shot piece of antique cinema. Richard Dix plays the top dog on a chain gang.
In this episode of the never launched series “The Veil”, Boris Karloff finds himself a ship captain with a wife he doesn’t love, saves her life from a poison snake, but begins to have second thoughts.
Buck Rogers is a Universal serial film based on the Buck Rogers comic strip. It starred Buster Crabbe (who had previously starred in two Flash Gordon serials) as the heroic Buck Rogers, Constance Moore as relatively seldom-seen romantic interest Wilma Deering, Jackie Moran as sidekick George “Buddy” Wade, and Anthony Warde as “super-racketeer” “Killer” Kane. In 1953, the 1939 movie serial was edited into this film.
A phantom express starts derailing trains, and threatens a company’s future. The son of the owner must find out what is happening before the company is sold.
Mary Logan is accused of murdering a blackmailer. She is innocent but waiting on death row. Lionel Atwill plays the criminologist who must figure out whodunnit before Mary gets executed.
Passengers in a bus crash relive the experience through flash backs.
Matt Clark is a railroad detective whose assignment is to track down and bring to justice the most notorious criminals in the history of the Old West with the aid of his beautiful assistant Frankie Adams. In this episode he goes after Cattle Kate, a Wyoming rustler suspected of murder.