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

Cast

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George Relph
Weech
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
The Last Journey (1935) opening credits (5)
Godfrey Tearle
The Bishop
Hugh Griffith
Dan
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
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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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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
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