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Terror on a Train (1953)

Time Bomb (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 14 July 1953 (USA)
When a terrorist plants a bomb on board a train, the police call in an army bomb disposal expert to find, and dismantle it, but after it has been made safe, he has another shock in store.

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Maurice Denham ...
Jim Warrilow
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Vicar
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Saboteur
Harold Warrender ...
Sir Evelyn Jordan
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Constable Charles Baron
Campbell Singer ...
Inspector Branson
Bill Fraser ...
Constable J. Reed
Herbert C. Walton ...
Charlie
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Sergeant Collins
Arthur Hambling ...
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Harry Locke ...
Train Fireman
Frank Atkinson ...
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Ernest Butcher ...
Martindale
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Storyline

A terrorist has placed a bomb on board a train transporting sea mines to Portsmouth. The train is stopped but near a small town, which actually exacerbates the problem. In desperation, the local authorities contact Peter Lyncort, a former Canadian Royal Engineers munitions expert, and ask him to help them dismantle the explosive device. Peter accepts the assignment. He is given no more than five hours to achieve his dangerous mission. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Can they ... will they ... stop that terror on a train. See more »


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Also Known As:

Death at Attention  »

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Budget:

$975,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$346,000, 31 December 1953

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$746,000, 31 December 1953
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Despite the fact that the film is set in 1950's working Birmingham, there's not a trace of a Brummie accent from a single character. The cast manage 'educated RP', cockney and estuary English - all from London and the South East of England. See more »

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Sur les quais du vieux Paris
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Music by Ralph Erwin
Lyrics by Louis Poterat
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Good British thriller
20 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

An enjoyable British thriller from the 1950s with an excellent supporting cast makes this well worth watching. But was it necessary to get an actor all the way from Hollywood? Glenn Ford always played himself, perhaps there could have been idea to have a more anonymous actor in the lead? The love story between Ford and Anne Vernon is unnecessary and does not add anything to the story.


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