Overbearing Broadway producer, Jimmy Hart, has driven his leading lady, Patricia Wallis, to quit. Wallis and her new fiance, socialite Freddy Arnold, board the futuristic bullet-train Streamline Express on its maiden "voyage" to the West Coast. Determined to bring back his best actress, Hart stows away by posing as a porter. As the train speeds westward, Jimmy is framed for a jewelry heist by blackmailers. When Patricia discovers that Hart is in trouble, she realizes how much she misses him - and the stage. Halfway to California to marry a man she doesn't love, Pat Wallis must act fast to turn things around.
Streamline Express features delightful, comedic performances by Victor Jory, Evelyn Venable, and Esther Ralston, but the highlight of the film is the train itself - a fantastic, art-deco, high-speed luxury liner on rails. Victor Jory was a familiar face in television drama throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, but is perhaps best known as scary Injun Joe in the 1938 film production of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," and as Lamont Cranston in the 1940 feature, "The Shadow."