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The Tunnel

  • 1935
  • Maurice Elvey
  • 88 mins
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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Michael Balcon produced this Gaumont-British remake of a German film, Der Tunnel. It was heavily geared towards the American market with Hollywood stars including Richard Dix as the engineering genius behind the scheme for a railway tunnel under the Atlantic, Walter Huston (seen only briefly) as the US President, Helen Vinson as the daughter of an American millionaire backer, and Madge Evans as Dix's anxious wife. Leslie Banks leads the British contingent, while George Arliss matches Huston as Britain's prime minister. The massive drilling operations which bring the team into explosive contact with volcanic lava are far more impressive than the human story.

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Credits

Cast

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McAllanRichard Dix
RobbieLeslie Banks
Ruth McAllanMadge Evans
VarliaHelen Vinson
LloydC Aubrey Smith
MostynBasil Sydney
GrellierHenry Oscar
Geoffrey as an adultJimmy Hanley
President of the United StatesWalter Huston
Prime MinisterGeorge Arliss

Crew

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DirectorMaurice Elvey

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Black and white
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