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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

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 ...
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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Michael Gwynn. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

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Fun movie
3 September 2007 | by (Muinnesota) – See all my reviews

I taped this probably about 15 years or so ago, and I enjoyed it very much then. A young Frankie Howerd is hilarious, as is the interplay between Margaret Rutherford and Toke Townley. The young female airhead who keeps saying stupid things gets a bit annoying very quickly, but that's the only drawback. I must confess I have never recognized Petula Clark as the stewardess - she's a relatively good actress whatever else she is. And its so nostalgic that it all takes place in a fog...it's been so long that I've been in England that I miss it! It's an enjoyable film and I recommend it to anyone who likes mystery stories or British comedy.


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