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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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Miss Cynthia Beeston
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Janie Grey
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Edward Schroeder
Toke Townley ...
Henry Waterman
Michael Gwynn ...
1st Transport Officer (as Michael Gwynne)
Stringer Davis ...
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Richard Beynon ...
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Anthony Oliver ...
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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 »

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When Percy Lamb says 'Just follow this' meaning the luggage straps tied to the headlights - the luggage straps are nowhere to be seen prior as if they mysteriously appeared in his hand. See more »

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Painfully unfunny and foolish British comedy...
11 May 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

If the sight of MARGARET RUTHERFORD poking everyone around with her umbrella and making an overbearing nuisance of herself is your idea of a fun comedy, THE RUNAWAY BUS is your ticket.

A British comedian by the name of FRANKIE HOWARD mugs his way through most of the broad comedy which involves a group of passengers stuck in the London fog at an airport where nothing is functioning. He's the bus driver who gets them away from the airport in heavy fog. The plot gets thicker when some gold bullion is stowed aboard the bus along with a bunch of odd passengers. PETULA CLARK, in a non-singing role is a perky airlines clerk. GEORGE COULOURIS adds a bit of menace as a mysterious man.

The absurd ending is completely incredible. Typical British misfire with its humor only engaging enough in uneven stretches of comedy.

An easy one to skip, even if you're a Margaret Rutherford fan. Definitely not a comedy for all tastes.


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