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The Runaway Bus (1954)

When heavy fog prevents all aircraft from leaving London airport, a group of passengers take an airline bus to get them to an alternative airport. However, one among their number is the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marianne Stone ...
Travel Girl
Lionel Murton ...
American Traveler
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Receptionist (as Liza Gastone)
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Edward Schroeder
Toke Townley ...
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1st Transport Officer (as Michael Gwynne)
Stringer Davis ...
2nd Transport Officer
Richard Beynon ...
3rd Transport Officer
Anthony Oliver ...
Duty Officer
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Lee Nicholls
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Percy Lamb
Sam Kydd ...
Security Officer
Reginald Beckwith ...
Telephone Man
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When heavy fog prevents all aircraft from leaving London airport, a group of passengers take an airline bus to get them to an alternative airport. However, one among their number is the mastermind behind a bullion robbery at the airport... and particularly keen to escape the fog! Written by Anonymous

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8 October 1954 (Finland)  »

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Bussen der forsvandt  »

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Feature-film debut of Frankie Howerd. See more »

Goofs

In the actual movie, Mr. Schroeder is continually referred to as Edward as his given name. In the end credits, the character's given name is listed as Ernest. See more »

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Featured in The Unforgettable Frankie Howerd (2000) See more »

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runaway fun in the fog
28 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a great comedy film,with a large number of British stars on their way up including later pop star Petula Clarke who these days lives in france. The whole set up hinges on the fact that a fog covers the south east England and a Gold bullion robeery has been waiting for this very thing to happen. Master mind the Banker a most deadly crook who is not disccoved till the end of the last reel, and who the players hold a sweep stake on who it is. Frankie Howard is just great and when he climbs a post to find the way only to discover the words 'wet paint', its a laugh a minute. A film to watch over and over as you discover some thing new each time. Pity we can not have fims like this these days simple entertaining fun.


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