The Titfield Thunderbolt


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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  1. Charles Crichton


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  1. Stanley Holloway

    Stanley Holloway

    Walter Valentine

  2. GR

    George Relph

    Vicar Sam Weech

  3. Naunton Wayne

    Naunton Wayne

    George Blakeworth

  4. John Gregson

    John Gregson

    Squire Gordon Chesterford

  5. Godfrey Tearle

    Godfrey Tearle

    Ollie Matthews

  6. GB

    Gabrielle Brune

    Joan Hampton

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 24m

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Release Information

  • March 4, 1953
    U, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

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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