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The Titfield Thunderbolt


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Stanley Holloway George Relph
The first of the Ealing comedies to be made in colour is set in the charming village of Titfield, which is linked to the nearest town,
Mallingford, by a single-track railway of more social than economic importance.
Unfortunately, a government decision to nationalise the railways closes the line. The outraged residents, led by the vicar, are determined that the rail service be restored, but the newly founded bus company is equally determined that it will remain axed.
A MICHAEL BALCON production Screenplay by T. E. B. CLARKE Produced by MICHAEL TRUMAN Directed by CHARLES CRICHTON 0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: George Relph
Unknown: Michael Balcon
Unknown: T. E. B. Clarke
Produced By: Michael Truman
Directed By: Charles Crichton
Valentine: Stanley Holloway
Weech: George Relph
Blakeworth: Naunton Wayne
Gordon: John Gregson
Bishop: Godfrey Tearle
Joan: Gabrielle Brune
Dan: Hugh Griffith
Hawkins: Sidney James
Crump: Jack McGowran
Emily: Edie Martin
Coggett: Reginald Beckwith
Ruddock: Michael Trubshawe

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The Titfield Thunderbolt

BBC Two England, 1 April 1988 16.40

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