Undervalued on its release in the wake of other Ealing comedies, this now seems among the best of them, as well as an immaculate colour production showing the England that is no more; the script has pace, the whole thing is brightly polished and the action works up to a fine climactic frenzy. (Halliwell’s)
Main title from The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953). When a branch railway line is threatened with closure, the villagers take it over as a private concern.
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