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The Last Journey (1936)

Bob Holt's last journey as a Railway engine driver before his retirement, a journey disturbed by his distress at leaving the Railway, and his suspicions of the relationship between his wife... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Godfrey Tearle ...
Hugh Williams ...
Gerald Winter
Judy Gunn ...
Diana Gregory
Mickey Brantford ...
Tom
Julien Mitchell ...
Bob Holt
Olga Lindo ...
Mrs. Holt (Emily, Bob's wife)
Michael Hogan ...
Charlie
Frank Pettingell ...
Goddard
Eliot Makeham ...
Pip
Eve Gray ...
Daisy
Sydney Fairbrother ...
Mrs. Grebe (The Crank)
Sam Wilkinson ...
The Stutterer
Viola Compton ...
Miss Smith
John Lloyd ...
The Steward
Nelson Keys ...
The Frenchman
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Bob Holt's last journey as a Railway engine driver before his retirement, a journey disturbed by his distress at leaving the Railway, and his suspicions of the relationship between his wife and his fireman. Aboard the train are a pair of pickpockets, a honeymoon couple, a drunk, a temperance pamphleteer and a host of familiar types, all more-or-less bizarre in characteristically English ways. Bob takes an unexpected course of action, and the characters start interacting in varied and unexpected ways. When, at last, the train stops, all has been resolved, but not as might have been expected at the beginning of the journey. Written by Stewart Naunton <snaunton@online.ru>

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27 April 1936 (USA)  »

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. It's earliest documented telecast was Saturday 2 July 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2), New York City, as one of about three dozen British titles picked up for television distribution in the USA by the CBS Television Network. See more »

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An absolute must-see movie for all railway buffs!
29 November 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

A definite must for railway buffs (in fact it would easily figure on the top ten), thanks to the wholehearted co-operation of the Great Western Railway which has produced some absolutely staggering scenes and effects. Aside from a bit of obvious under cranking right at the very beginning of the movie, technical credits are extremely proficient. Direction and camera-work strike even a casual viewer as especially skillful. The script is serviceable enough too, though some of the players, particularly Julien Mitchell as the mad engineer, are inclined to over-do things a little. Olga Lindo is also a bit of a pain as the overly sympathetic wife, but that's the fault of the script. Judy Gunn makes a pleasant heroine, and it's nice to see Eve Gray laying on the charm as a confidence girl.


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