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Status: Released

Runtime: 84

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Language: en

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  • 1953-03-04

  • 2014-10-08

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Content Score: 93

6.4/10 (5 votes)


When British Railways announce the closure of the Titfield to Mallingford branch line a group of local residents make a bid to run it themselves, backed by a monied member of the community who is attracted by the complete lack of licensing hours on trains. Unfortunately the local bus company starts to use methods that can hardly be seen as fair competition.


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Director: Charles Crichton

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Stanley Holloway

Stanley Holloway
as Walter Valentine

George Relph

George Relph
as Vicar Sam Weech

Naunton Wayne

Naunton Wayne
as George Blakeworth

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A review by John Chard

Yes, yes, she'll run. She's as good as she ever was. I'll stake my living on it!

It's almost impossible for me to write a review of substance for The Titfield Thunderbolt, such is the love and unadulterated joy I have had with it for nigh on 40 years now. It was one of those magical moments in childhood when me, an obvious train set owner, caught this colourful {it was Ealing Studios first colour film} picture and took it all in like it was magic in a box. Of course back then I had no idea about the thematics of the picture, I just loved the train and the quirky characters that were making m... read the rest.


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