The Titfield Thunderbolt

The film that marked the beginning of Ealing's decline into whimsy and toothless eccentricity. A confederation of local clergy and gentry band together to save their local branch-line from British Rail cuts by taking it over themselves (with an engine resurrected from the local museum). An unfunny hymn to British parochial values, bathed in a cosy, romantic glow by Douglas Slocombe's photography.

Release details

Duration: 84 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Charles Crichton
Screenwriter: TEB Clarke
Cast: Stanley Holloway
John Gregson
George Relph
Naunton Wayne
Godfrey Tearle
Gabrielle Brune
Hugh Griffith
Sidney James

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