The Titfield Thunderbolt

United Kingdom, 1952

Film
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Episode of Series “Forever Ealing”.
When an antiquated railway line is threatened with closure, the villagers decide to run it themselves, entering into frenzied competition with the local bus route. Stanley Holloway as Mr Valentine, the village soak, becomes the railway benefactor and sets the wheels in motion. The antics of this eccentric rural community will provide a comic treat, while train lovers will appreciate the quest to save an old steam engine.

Credits

director

Charles Crichton

producer

Michael Truman

production company

Michael Balcon Productions

Ealing Studios

Language

English

Duration

01:20:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39016

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Comedy

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroad trains

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads - Great Britain

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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