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The Hurricane Express is a 1932 American action-adventure film directed by J.P. McGowan and Armand Schaefer. This film is notable for featuring a young John Wayne in a supporting role. It is important to note that John Wayne's role in "The Hurricane Express" is not the lead, and he plays a character named Larry Baker.
The film follows a plot centered around a mysterious aviator known as "The Wrecker," who is causing train wrecks in an attempt to sabotage a valuable express train. The protagonist, Larry Baker, played by John Wayne, gets involved in trying to solve the mystery and stop The Wrecker. As the story unfolds, there are elements of suspense, action, and intrigue.
"The Hurricane Express" is a classic example of a serialized film, originally released in 12 chapters. These serials were popular during the early days of cinema, with each chapter ending in a cliffhanger to keep audiences eagerly awaiting the next installment.