Silver Streak (1976)

114 min.
Plot  Book editor George Caldwell (Wilder) travels from Los Angeles to Chicago for his sister's wedding aboard a train called the Silver Streak. On board, George meets a vitamin salesman named Bob Sweet (Beatty) and a woman named Hilly Burns (Clayburgh). Hilly works for Professor Schreiner, a well-known art historian who is on a publicity tour for his new book about Rembrandt.

Hilly and George meet after George stumbles through the door of their adjoining rooms, catching her in a state of undress. Later that evening they have dinner and drinks together and then retire to her room for a night of romance. George sees a dead body dangling outside the window of the compartment and then falling away. But he is drunk and Hilly insists he must have imagined it. In the morning, he sees Schreiner's book with the author's photo, and realizes the professor was the dead man.

Schreiner's killers are Johnson (Gierasch), Edgar Whiney (Walston), and Reace (Kiel). George goes to Schreiner's...



Gene Wilder
George Caldwell
Jill Clayburgh
Hildegarde "Hilly" Burns
Richard Pryor
Grover T. Muldoon
Patrick McGoohan
Roger Devereau
Ned Beatty
Bob Sweet / FBI Agent Stevens
Clifton James
Sheriff Oliver Chauncey
Ray Walston
Edgar Whiney
Scatman Crothers
Porter Ralston
Stefan Gierasch
Professor Schreiner and Johnson
Valerie Curtin
Plain Jane
Fred Willard
Jerry Jarvis


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Silver Streak
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United States




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