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The Ealing Power of Steam Trains!,
This review is from: The Titfield Thunderbolt [DVD] (DVD)
This is one of my personal favourites from Ealing. The local railway line is threatened with closure (and replacement by a bus service). The village community decides to run the railway themselves, which causes the competing bus owners to engage in some underhand initiatives. This is the Britain of a bygone age, with gentle humour, steam trains, wonderful sunny British countryside and all in glorious colour! The casting is inspired, with lots of nice cameos (one of the best being Stanley Holloway as a boozy philanthropist who is encouraged to invest in the locally-run railway using the argument that he can have a licensed buffet car all day!). Good performances also from Hugh Griffith, John Gregson and Sid James. The enthusiasm of the local vicar for anything to do with steam trains is just wonderful to behold. Highly recommended!
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Initial post: 17 May 2012 21:04:25 BDT
The Titchfield Thunderbolt is also one of my favourite movies; if I was to be cast away on the proverbal desert island it would be one of the films that I would take with me.
I can remember seeing. "Titchfield", as a child and I have only fond memories of seeing it in perhaps the late 40s or early 50s. In even later times watching the film as an adult there are parts that I really find funny. It is a happy film when good eventually overcomes evil with amusing interludes along the way.
Good, wholesome entertainment and a film to treasure!
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