The Hurricane Express
The Hurricane Express is a 1932 American Pre-Code 12-chapter Mascot Pictures film serial. Written by Colbert Clark, Barney Sarecky, Wyndham Gittens, George Morgan, and J.P. McGowan, the serial was directed by Armand Schaeffer and J.P. McGowan and produced by Nat Levine. The Hurricane Express stars John Wayne as aircraft pilot Larry Baker. Wayne goes after a mystery villain named "The Wrecker", who was responsible for a train crash that killed Baker's father.
The L & R Railroad is in competition with an airline for lucrative transport contracts. When the "Hurricane Express" is sabotaged and involved in a train wreck, one of his victims is Larry Baker's father, Jim (J. Farrell MacDonald). A mysterious figure, known as "the Wrecker" is responsible for the train crashes. Air Transport Company pilot Baker (John Wayne), wants to find the Wrecker, but, among a host of suspects, it will be difficult since the murderer can disguise himself to look like almost anyone.