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Night Train for Inverness (1960)

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7-year old Ted has diabetes. When he leaves the hospital, the doctor tells his mother Ann not to forget the insulin injections twice a day, which for Ted is a matter of life and death. At ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Norman Wooland ...
Roy Lewis
Jane Hylton ...
Ted Lewis
Silvia Francis ...
Ann Lewis
Irene Arnold ...
Mrs. Wall
Howard Lang ...
Kaplan Kaye ...
Rosamund Lesley
Josephine Stuart
Paddy Webster
Adrian Blount


7-year old Ted has diabetes. When he leaves the hospital, the doctor tells his mother Ann not to forget the insulin injections twice a day, which for Ted is a matter of life and death. At the same time as Ted leaves hospital, his father Roy leaves prison. During his six months in jail Roy has written a letter every week to his wife, but his mother-in-law has torn them up, to prevent her daughter from reading them. She has also convinced Ann to divorce. Roy rents a room in London, and then goes to Ann's house to visit her and their son. The mother-in-law tells him to stay away, because Ann and Ted don't want to see him anymore. In his despair Roy involves an old sweetheart in a plan to kidnap Ted. If she accompany them on the night train to Inverness, they will be perceived as a family, and thereby not evoke any suspicions. He doesn't know that Ted has diabetes and needs his injections. The police soon find out that Roy has kidnapped Ted, but they don't know where they have gone. Ann, ... Written by Maths Jesperson {}

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14 September 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Night Train to Inverness - 1960 A decent low rent thriller from the UK.

Norman Wooland, has just gotten out of prison after a six month bit. He wants to see his ex-wife, Silvia Francis and his young son, Denis Waterman. Wooland had sent countless letters to Francis to arrange a meeting but had never received a response.

Wooland gets himself a room and then pays a visit to the ex's flat. He is however turned away by his ex mother in-law, Irene Arnold. It seems the old battle axe has also been destroying all the letters Wooland had sent.

A most bothered Wooland hits the bar to tip a few. He runs into a dolly he knew from the old days, Jane Hylton. While the two are talking Wooland has a brilliant idea. He will abduct his son and take him to Scotland by train.

With the help of Hylton, Wooland picks up Waterman on his way home from school. The overjoyed Waterman is more than happy to take a train trip with his father. Wooland leaves some false clues in his hotel room that point to a trip to Northern Ireland.

The three, Wooland, Hylton and Waterman board a train to Scotland. When Waterman fails to return home the Police are soon summoned. The mother in-law tells them about Wooland's visit. The police soon find a school chum of Waterman's who saw the boy with Wooland.

The Yard hits Wooland's room and find the false leads, They put out the old all points bulletin to ships and aircraft heading to Ireland.

Now the rub comes, Waterman, unknown to Wooland, has been diagnosed a diabetic. He needs his twice a day insulin shots as well as a special diet to prevent death. Wooland of course gives the child as much candy etc as he wants. When Waterman slips off into a coma Wooland just believes the kid is tired.

As the trip continues, Hylton realizes that Wooland is really only interested in his son and not her. She gets off at the next stop and grabs a ticket on the next train to London.

As she is waiting for her train, she hears a radio report about Waterman and his medical problems. Hylton calls the Police and tells them which train Wooland is on. The Police and a doctor board the train at the next stop.

Wooland sees the cop, knocks him down, grabs up his unconscious son and flees the station. The doctor calls after him about his son's condition. Wooland stops, turns, and brings his son back to the doctor.

A better film than I'm making sound. A well paced thriller with a runtime of only 69 minutes. The director was Ernest Morris. His films include, OPERATION MURDER, A WOMAN OF MYSTERY, 3 SUNDAYS TO LIVE, ON THE RUN, STRIP TEASE MURDER and SHADOW OF FEAR. The D of P was James Wilson. His work includes, APPOINTMENT WITH CRIME, DUAL ALIBI, COUNTERBLAST, VENGEANCE IS MINE, A TIME TO KILL, 3 SUNDAYS TO LIVE, THE DEPRAVED, THE GREAT VAN ROBBERY, MAN ACCUSED, and SO EVIL SO YOUNG.


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