The Titfield Thunderbolt

The Titfield Thunderbolt

Stanley Holloway
Director: Charles Crichton Cast: Stanley Holloway
Stanley Holloway
, George Relph
George Relph
, Naunton Wayne
Naunton Wayne
Charles Crichton


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The first Ealing Studios comedy shot in color, Titfield Thunderbolt takes place in a tiny British village serviced by a branch railway line. When the government plans to close the line down, the locals are in a panic--except for a group intending to set up an expensive bus service. The local vicar (George Relph) concocts a scheme with the town's wealthiest man (Stanley Holloway) for the villagers to run the rail line themselves; in this way they hope to prove to the railway inspectors that their branch is still worth keeping. When the bus interests attempt to sabotage this undertaking, the villagers respond by stealing a stray locomotive--and when this proves cumbersome, they reactivate a 19th century train engine from the local museum. The Titfield Thunderbolt is uniquely British in humor and approach, but not so "inside" as to alienate American filmgoers.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/2020
UPC: 0850003924717
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Film Movement
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 45,684

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stanley Holloway Valentine
George Relph Rev. Weech
Naunton Wayne Blakeworth
John Gregson Gordon
Godfrey Tearle The Bishop
Hugh Griffith Dan
Gabrielle Brune Joan
Sidney James Hawkins
Reginald Beckwith Coggett
Edie Martin Emily
Michael Trubshawe Ruddock
Ewan Roberts Alec Pearce
Herbert C. Walton Seth
John Rudling Clegg
Nancy O'Neil Mrs. Blakeworth
Frank Atkinson Police Sergeant
Wensley Pithey Actor
Campbell Singer Actor
Jack MacGowran Vernon Crump

Technical Credits
Charles Crichton Director
Georges Auric Score Composer
T.E.B. Clarke Screenwriter
Seth Holt Editor
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
C.P. Norman Art Director
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Michael Truman Producer

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