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The Flying Scotsman (1929)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  May 1929 (UK)
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A young fireman on the Flying Scotsman train falls in love with the beautiful daughter of the driver who is about to retire. The young fireman has replaced another named Crow who was sacked... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Dino Galvani ...
Headwaiter
Gordon Harker
Alec Hurley ...
Crow
Pauline Johnson ...
Joan White
Moore Marriott ...
Bob White
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Jim Edwards (as Raymond Milland)
Bill Shine ...
Barman
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A young fireman on the Flying Scotsman train falls in love with the beautiful daughter of the driver who is about to retire. The young fireman has replaced another named Crow who was sacked for drinking on the job and is planning to wreck the express on the driver's last trip. Written by trunkeyts@aol.com

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May 1929 (UK)  »

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Der Schottland-Express  »

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The movie was made to capitalize on the famous train. The mystery writer Freeman Crofts was the technical adviser on the movie, and so much of his knowledge found his way into this movie that he should be regarded by this site as an additional screenwriter. See more »

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Remade as The Mailbag Robbery (1957) See more »

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Runaway train!
31 December 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Decent British part-silent about the life and love of cockney Ray Milland -- yes, that Ray Milland at the beginning of his career -- as the new fireman aboard the 'Flying Scotsman.' Of course he falls in love with the daughter of the Flying Scotsman's engineer, unbeknownst to any of the parties, and of course the old fireman, fired for drinking on the job, has vowed vengeance on everyone. The whole movie is photographed by Theodore Sparkuhl is Germanic, moody, shadowy lighting that produces an air of foreboding in every scene.


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