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When heavy fog prevents any flights from leaving London Airport, a group of passengers are put on a bus driven by Percy Lamb (Frankie Howerd in his first starring role) to drive to another airport. The fog is that heavy Percy doesn't know where he is going or that he is carrying stolen gold bullion that the robbers and police are relentlessly pursuing.

  1. Val Guest

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Frankie Howerd

    Frankie Howerd

    Percy Lamb

  2. Margaret Rutherford

    Margaret Rutherford

    Miss Cynthia Beeston

  3. Petula Clark

    Petula Clark

    Stewardess 'Nikki' Nicholls

  4. George Coulouris

    George Coulouris

    Ernest Schroeder

  5. Terence Alexander

    Terence Alexander

    Pilot Peter Jones

Full Cast & Crew

The Runaway Bus
The Runaway Bus



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 23, 1954


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 13m

Budget -

Revenue -



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