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.
The Titfield Thunderbolt
Cast and crew