The Titfield Thunderbolt

(1953)

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| Film | United Kingdom | Colour | Comedy | 1h 24min |
U
| Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne | Director: Charles Crichton

When a branch railway line is threatened with closure, the villagers take it over as a private concern

Cast

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Naunton Wayne, well-known British actor who plays the role of Leslie, one of the club friends of of Henry Garnet (Basil Radford) in ‘The Facts of Life’, one of the four Somerset Maugham stories comprising ‘Quartet’, Sydney Box’s new production for Gainsborough Pictures
Blakeworth
Photograph of British actor, Godfrey Tearle (1)
The Bishop
Gabrielle Brune
Joan
Sidney James
Hawkins
Reginald Beckwith
Coggett
Edie Martin
Emily
Michael Trubshawe
Ruddock
Jack MacGowran
Vernon Crump
Ewan Roberts
Alec Pearce
Herbert C Walton
Seth
John Rudling
Clegg
Nancy O’Neil
Mrs Blakeworth
Campbell Singer
Police Sergeant
Frank Atkinson
Station Sergeant
Wensley Pithey
A Policeman
Harold Alford
Guard
Ted Burbidge
Engine Driver
Frank Green
Fireman
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Reviews

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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)

Film clips

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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

The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) opening credits

Date published

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.

Pictures

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Photograph from The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) featuring George Relph (as Weech) (1)
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) Blu-ray cover from Studio Canal [2013] (1)
Main title from The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

Production

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Charles Crichton
Director
Michael Truman
Producer
T EB Clarke
Writer (original screenplay)

Companies

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Ealing Studios
Production company
J. Arthur Rank Organisation
Production company
Michael Balcon Productions
Production company