The Titfield Thunderbolt

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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  XAV 00210D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 24 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: March 10, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Film Movement
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 842
...The film is consummately crafted...
Sight and Sound
Jul 1, 2003
3 stars out of 5 -- [D]irector Charles Crichton ensures likeable performances from his cast.
Total Film
Mar 1, 2013
The script itself is disconcertingly short on wit, and some of its invention appears forced, and Crichton's handling fails to supply the charm that could still have been the film's justification. Full Review
Monthly Film Bulletin
Feb 12, 2018

Product Description:

The railroad between Mallingford and Titfield is losing money, and British Rail decides to close it. Clergyman Sam Weech (George Relph) and Squire Gordon (John Gregson) try to save the railroad by buying it. They enlist Valentine (Stanley Holloway), the owner of Titfield's pub, promising him that, since the railroad will be private, he'll be able to keep the bar on the train open all day. They run into opposition from the owners of the rival bus line, who would like to remove the competition. Battle lines are drawn--sometimes even across couples: Joan the barmaid (Gabrielle Brune) helps them while her fiancé, steamroller driver Hawkins (Sidney James), joins the opposition. Sam and Gordon have a month to show they can run the railroad efficiently while their opponents start a campaign of sabotage.

Written by comedy specialist T.E.B. Clarke and directed with impeccable timing by Charles Crichton, THE TITFIELD THUNDERBOLT is a celebration of a Britain that never was. It features exuberant performances from Holloway as the publican, James as the disgruntled steamroller driver, Hugh Griffith as a disreputable poacher who happens to be an ex-engine driver, and Godfrey Tearle as the bishop who turns out to be a railway enthusiast.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 57,770
  • UPC: 850003924717
  • Shipping Weight: 0.17/lbs (approx)
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