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The Flying Scotsman (1929)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | May 1929 (UK)
A young fireman on the Flying Scotsman train falls in love with the beautiful daughter of the driver who is about to retire. The young fireman has replaced another named Crow who was sacked... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Gordon Harker
Alec Hurley Alec Hurley ... Crow
Pauline Johnson Pauline Johnson ... Joan White
Moore Marriott ... Bob White
Ray Milland ... Jim Edwards (as Raymond Milland)


A young fireman on the Flying Scotsman train falls in love with the beautiful daughter of the driver who is about to retire. The young fireman has replaced another named Crow who was sacked for drinking on the job and is planning to wreck the express on the driver's last trip. Written by trunkeyts@aol.com

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

May 1929 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Den flyvende Skotte See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sir Nigel Gresley, chief designer of the LNER's locomotives such as Flying Scotsman, felt that the film portrayed the safety features of his locomotives in a bad light and demanded an on-screen disclaimer "For the purposes of the film dramatic licence has been taken in regard to the safety equipment used on FLYING SCOTSMAN". See more »


Featured in The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance (2013) See more »

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Shows the transition from silent to sound
1 October 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film was made by British International Pictures who with the Indian of the talkies decided to turn their unreleased ailments into part sound.Instead. of inserting sound sequences they turned the second half into a complete talkie.They also did this on The Informer and Kitty.By 1931 ailments were dead,and any cinema that could not afford the equipment closed.The sequence where the actors are walking along the outside of the train was truly hair raising.The actors had no doubles and there were no process shots.You could see the looks of sheer terror on the face of the actors.The cast is interesting.Ray Mill and is a rather cocky engineer in one of his early films.Moore Marriott is the train driver before he found fame with Will Hay a few years later.No doubt this film is popular with train enthusiasts for its many views of the steam era over eighty six years ago.

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