Terror on a Train

75
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Thriller Crime
  • Release year: 1953
  • Running time: 72 min
A man leaps from a moving freight train carrying military explosives and hugs the ground as the rest of the train rolls past. His terrorist mission is almost complete, awaiting only the ignition of the timing device he placed somewhere amid the hazardous cargo. read more

A man leaps from a moving freight train carrying military explosives and hugs the ground as the rest of the train rolls past. His terrorist mission is almost complete, awaiting only the ignition of the timing device he placed somewhere amid the hazardous cargo. Authorities, alerted to the saboteur’s plot, divert the train to a siding, initiate emergency evacuations of the surrounding area and call on bomb disposal expert Peter Lyncort to find the time fuse and disable it – a perilous task that will unexpectedly grow more dangerous. Three months before he starred in the film noir favorite The Big Heat, Glenn Ford portrayed UXB specialist Lyncort in this race-against-time suspense thriller ramped with tension by Ted Tetzlaff, the cinematographer-turned-director who helmed the cult gem The Window and whose prestigious list of photographic credits includes My Man Godfrey, The Enchanted Cottage and Notorious.

Original Release

02/05/1953

US Release

07/14/1953

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Cast

Glenn Ford Peter Lyncort
Anne Vernon Janine Lyncort
Maurice Denham Jim Warrilow
Harcourt Williams Vicar
Victor Maddern Saboteur
Harold Warrender Sir Evelyn Jordan
John Horsley Constable Charles Baron
Campbell Singer Inspector Branson
Bill Fraser Constable J. Reed
Herbert C. Walton Charlie
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Directors

Ted Tetzlaff

Writers

Kem Bennett

Cast

Glenn Ford Peter Lyncort
Anne Vernon Janine Lyncort
Maurice Denham Jim Warrilow
Harcourt Williams Vicar
Victor Maddern Saboteur
Harold Warrender Sir Evelyn Jordan
John Horsley Constable Charles Baron
Campbell Singer Inspector Branson
Bill Fraser Constable J. Reed
Herbert C. Walton Charlie
Martin Wyldeck Sergeant Collins / Sgt. Collins
Arthur Hambling Train Driver
Harry Locke Train Fireman
Frank Atkinson Guard
Ernest Butcher Martindale
Jean Anderson Matron
Jack Armstrong Constable
Amy Dalby Sarah - Charlie's Wife
Edward Evans Policeman at Station
Hilda Fenemore Jimmy's Mother

Producers

Editors

Frank Clarke, Robert Watts

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