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Time Table (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 8 February 1956 (USA)
In Arizona, a train's baggage car is robbed of a large payroll, prompting an investigation led by a railroad official-insurance investigator team.

Director:

Mark Stevens

Writers:

Robert Angus (original story), Aben Kandel (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Stevens ... Charlie Norman
King Calder ... Joe Armstrong
Felicia Farr ... Linda Brucker
Marianne Stewart ... Ruth Norman
Wesley Addy ... Dr. Paul Brucker
Alan Reed ... Al Wolfe
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Lt. Castro (as Rudolpho Hoyos)
Jack Klugman ... Frankie Page
John Marley ... Bobik
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Storyline

As a train speeds through the Arizona night, a man posing as a physician holds up the baggage-car crew and escapes with a $500,000 payroll. The fake doctor, Paul Bruckner, leaves the train with his "patient" and the "patient's wife", who is really Bruckner's wife Linda. The insurance company puts its best investigator, Charlie Norman, on the case to work with the railroad's investigator, Joe Armstrong. The men are friends and Joe is upset that Charlie and his wife, Ruth, will have to postpone their Mexico vacation. Charlie's concern goes beyond the spoiled vacation as he was the brains behind the holdup, who had fallen in love with Linda several months earlier while investigating a claim Bruckner had filed against his insurance company. At first, Joe is unable to find anything out about the flawlessly timetable planning for the robbery other than what Charlie wants him to find out. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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With All The Terror Of A Time Bomb! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Timetable See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mark Stevens Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first and only feature film of Mark Stevens' own production company. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, when Joe shoots Charlie, he fires way to the left of Charlie. There is no way that his bullet would have hit Charlie with that aim. See more »

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Featured in The World Famous Kid Detective (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Salud, Felicidad y Amor
Music by Walter Scharf
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
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Fails To Make Its Destination
16 February 2014 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

This seems relatively well regarded amongst my peers on the IMDb . TIME TABLE gets off to a relatively good start involving a heist on a train . It's not spectacular but is somewhat intelligent . Alas however you realise the reason it isn't spectacular isn't down to the film relying on smart scripting but something more pragmatic - it lacks a budget and this becomes infuriating . The camera constantly stays locked the actors on small sets that probably indicates it was shot on location , ie a scene is set in a motel and it looks like a motel interior too but it doesn't strike you as cinema verite but more like very cheap B movie cinema . This is reflected in scene following tedious scene without any incident except for the cops interviewing suspect after suspect . In order to bring any excitement to the proceedings the director Mark Stevens - who also stars in the lead role - has the most annoying and intrusive musical score drown everything out . There is a fairly exciting climax at the end but by this time I was probably beyond caring


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