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Train of Events

  • Drama
  • 1949
  • Sidney Cole (1)
  • 85 mins
  • PG

Summary

Four stories linked by a train crash. Tales include a troubled driver making his final run before a hoped-for promotion and a second-rate actor who murders his wife in a fit of jealousy. Comedy drama anthology, starring Jack Warner, Peter Finch, Susan Shaw, Joan Dowling, Lawrence Payne and John Clements

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

As the night express from Euston to Liverpool is about to career off the rails, the movie also lurches into flashback, showing why various passengers were making the fated journey. There's the engine driver (well, we know why he's there); a philandering orchestra conductor; an actor who's killed his wife; and a girl in love with an escaped German PoW. Rehashing 1933's Friday the 13th, which was set aboard a doomed bus, this portmanteau effort is inevitably uneven, though the cast of stalwarts is worth watching. The segments were directed by Basil Dearden, Charles Crichton and Sidney Cole.

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Credits

Cast

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Jim HardcastleJack Warner
Mrs HardcastleGladys Henson
Doris HardcastleSusan Shaw
Ron StaceyPatric Doonan
EllaJoan Dowling
RichardLaurence Payne
Mrs BaileyOlga Lindo
StellaValerie Hobson
Raymond HillaryJohn Clements
IrinaIrina Baronova
Malcolm Murray-BruceJohn Gregson
PhillipPeter Finch
LouiseMary Morris
Joe HuntLaurence Naismith

Crew

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DirectorSidney Cole (1)
DirectorBasil Dearden
DirectorCharles Crichton

Details

Theatrical distributor
General Film Dist Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Black and white
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