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Terror on a Train (1953)
"Time Bomb" (original title)

 -  Thriller  -  14 July 1953 (USA)
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When a terrorist plants a bomb on board a train, the police call in an army bomb disposal expert to find, and dismantle it, but after it has been made safe, he has another shock in store.

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Complete credited cast:
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Peter Lyncort
Anne Vernon ...
Janine Lyncort
Maurice Denham ...
Jim Warrilow
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Vicar
Victor Maddern ...
Saboteur
Harold Warrender ...
Sir Evelyn Jordan
John Horsley ...
Constable Charles Baron
Campbell Singer ...
Inspector Branson
Bill Fraser ...
Constable J. Reed
Herbert C. Walton ...
Charlie
Martin Wyldeck ...
Sergeant Collins
Arthur Hambling ...
Train Driver
Harry Locke ...
Train Fireman
Frank Atkinson ...
Guard
Ernest Butcher ...
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A terrorist has placed a bomb on board a train transporting sea mines to Portsmouth. The train is stopped but near a small town, which actually exacerbates the problem. In desperation, the local authorities contact Peter Lyncort, a former Canadian Royal Engineers munitions expert, and ask him to help them dismantle the explosive device. Peter accepts the assignment. He is given no more than five hours to achieve his dangerous mission. Written by Guy Bellinger

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Three years earlier in Seven Days to Noon (1950), actor Victor Maddern had played the role of the soldier who shoots the mad bomber. However here, in a reversal of sorts, Maddern plays the part of the mad bomber. See more »

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Sue les quais du vieux Paris
Music by Ralph Erwin
Lyrics by Louis Poterat (uncredited)
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Runs Out of Steam Immediately
4 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Plodding and virtually plot less this mundane Movie is a static presentation that tries very little to be exciting. It's a lethargic little Film exploiting the bomb in Britain anxiety that the People there surely didn't need any reminder to bring back those nightmares of just a few years back.

It is not bad, just runs out of steam almost immediately. Once the bomb "expert" climbs aboard the Train things really screech to a halt. The Wifely back story seems oddly coupled here and is about as dull as their Marriage. The most interesting thing is the Saboteur and the hunt for Him and his motivation are non-existent.

There is a bit of Comedy relief featuring a codger, "I like Trains". That line is repeated ad nauseum and is somewhat condescending. It doesn't liven things up. Overall, this is not a complete failure and has some rather good Cinematography. The locations are damp and dismal and that describes this completely.


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