In particular, Freshford and Limpley Stoke would be worth a detour even if you’ve never seen the film. Find out about booking film programmes internationally. Courses, training and conferences for teachers. Make-up Harry Frampton Music: There are no featured reviews for The Titfield Thunderbolt at this time. Already have an account? Some resourceful locals buy a bus and offer to ferry people by road, but the locomotive enthusiasts set about forming a company of their own to keep the track running themselves. A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip’s wording each week, unknown to writer and printer.

Occasionally, the Orient Express passes through the hamlet and, even more rarely, steam trains. Nancy O’Neil as Mrs. Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. Post Share on Facebook. A railway of our own 3: During the trial the chimney on the saloon coach changes sides from right to left and back again in comparison to the Titfield Thunderbolt. Apart from the locomotives, the mechanical star of the film was Pearce and Crump’s coach, a Bedford OB painted blue and cream and bearing a Wiltshire registration GAM.

Vernon Crump as Jack McGowran. Just make allowances for the wearing of some rose-tinted specs. Ironically, the film showed heroic villagers saving their line from closure, but most of the track used as locations has long since been closed and removed.

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Pre-supermarkets and road-humps a more perfect place is hard to imagine. The screenplay concerns a group of villagers trying to keep their branch line operating after British Railways decided to close it.

A one way trip from here to hilarity! They talk wealthy Mr Valentine into funding it by thundefbolt that tiitfield companies may legally have a bar open at any time on a running train. The Titfield Thunderbolt It briefly became topica, about a decade later when British Rail, ful, the chairmanship of Dr Richard Beeching, and with the encouragement of the notoriously pro-road and anti-rail Minister of Transport Ernest Marples, closed many branch lines across the country, but following the “Beeching Axe” and the growth of the “car economy” in the sixties and seventies, it began to look outdated.


The Old Brewery with its tall stone chimney – kovie is clearly seen in many film scenes – has now been converted to a luxury home. English-language films films s comedy films British films British comedy films Fictional locomotives Rail transport films Films directed by Charles Crichton Screenplays by T. In this time the bus owners make various criminal efforts to scupper the train, in the face of which, the only solution seems to be for the long-retired Titfield Thunderbolt to ride again.

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Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. The scene featuring Sid James’ character’s traction engine, and the Squire’s attempts to overtake it, was filmed in Carlingcott.

It still “rings” whilst traveling across the shelf due to vibration. A number of scenes in the film, such as the emergency re-supply of water to the locomotive by buckets from an adjacent stream, or passengers being asked to assist in pushing the carriages, were taken from this book.

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The scene where Thunderbolt is removed at night from its museum was filmed in the now demolished Imperial Institute building near the Royal Albert Hall in South KensingtonLondon. Frequently Asked Questions Q: Press releases and media enquiries. Teaching film, TV and media studies. Gregson’s prediction has come horribly true in many parts of the country, but happily not in the scenic villages where he filmed The Titfield Thunderbolt.


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The coach obviously was turned around during filming and pulled the other way. A Run for Your Money Tbe gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip’s wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. British certification and tax relief. It predicted the battle between road and rail, and hinted at the probable outcome 11 years before Dr Thunferbolt famously axed so many stations and lines.

Aided by Harry Hawkins, a steam roller operator who hates the railway, Crump and Pearce attempt to block the line on its first run and sabotage the line’s water towerbut are thwarted by Weech fuull the line’s supportive passengers.

Skills and business development funding. Movie Info This comedy takes place in a tiny British village serviced by a branch railway line.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Despite a mishap with the tbunderbolt, the villagers help the train complete its run to Mallingford. Address to Wells Railway Fraternity. Hugh Griffith as Dan Taylor died. Lady Washing Baby uncredited Bert Harris Hue and Cry

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