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Terror on a Train (1953)

Time Bomb (original title)
Not Rated | | Thriller | 14 July 1953 (USA)
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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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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14 July 1953 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Arthur Hambling who plays the Train Driver died before release. See more »

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Sur les quais du vieux Paris
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Music by Ralph Erwin
Lyrics by Louis Poterat
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Take a tense ride on a rolling time bomb.
22 September 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie, it was titled TERROR ON A TRAIN and was the back half of a double feature. Glenn Ford, an armament expert is called on to defuse a hidden bomb on a train loaded with high explosives. The tension is slow and steady; and this black & white film runs only about an hour and twelve minutes. All these years later on TV; the tension and drama has lost most of its impact. This is still a good movie as far as early 50s standards go.

Along with Ford are Anne Vernon and Maurice Denham. The villain/saboteur is played by Victor Maddern.


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