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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 ...
Martindale
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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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1.37 : 1
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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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Sur les quais du vieux Paris
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Music by Ralph Erwin
Lyrics by Louis Poterat
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Some Very Tense Moments
25 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this 1953 film starring Glenn Ford, (Major Peter Lyncort) and his wife Janine Lyncort, (Ann Vernon). This film starts off with the production of many Sea Mines being manufactured in a factory during war time in England and placed on a great number of flat bed freight cars and covered up with canvas coverings. As these mines are in the freight yard a man is discovered leaving under one of these mines and hits a railroad policemen and escapes. The railroad police notify the local police and state officials and they try to stop this train before it explodes and destroys an entire town. The authorities discover there is a man named Major Peter Lyncort who is a U.S. Army bomb expert and they contact him to see if he can dismantle any bomb that might be placed on the Sea Mine train. There is a family problem developing between Major Lyncort and his wife Janine Lyncort, (Ann Vernon) who wants to leave her husband because she finds him very boring and is unhappy with her marriage. There is some very tense moments in this film and there is also some very funny humor with a very old English gentlemen named Old Charlie, (Herbert Walton) who loves trains and just so happens to want to ride on the train load of mines, which makes for some great English humor. Great film and very entertaining.


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