When a corporation threatens to take over a small railway line, a group of villagers decide to try and run it for themselves. The final collaboration between director Charles Crichton and writer T.E.B. Clarke, The Titfield Thunderbolt is a stunningly scenic gem in Ealing's repertoire. Anarchic and, when necessary, silly, The Titfield Thunderbolt brings us often raucous rural scenes in stunning colour.
Up Next in Comedy
"The longest unsponsored advertisement ever to reach cinema screens", reckoned producer Monja Danischewski. Maybe so, but Alexander Mackendrick's debut feature is much more than that. This comic account of a real-life event pitches a priggish English army captain against the remorseless guile of ...
Happiest Days of Your Life
When a mistake at the Ministry of Education sends the girls of St. Swithin's to board with the boys of Nutbourne College, it causes mayhem for both headmasters. The two must, however, join forces, in order to conceal the mistake from parents and governors. The Happiest Days Of Your Life is a mast...
Smallest Show on Earth
When Matt (Bill Travers) and Jean Spenser (Virginia McKenna) inherit the Bijou cinema they are thrilled. However, all is not what it seems. Upon arrival, they realise that the movie theatre is a debt-ridden mess, kept going by three eccentric pensioners. In order to try and keep afloat, Matt and ...