Time Bomb

Terror on a Train

1953

Ted Tetzlaff
Director
MGM
Studio

Saboteur plants a bomb on a freight train full of sea mines. The train is safely shunted to a siding, but can the bomb be defused in time?

Enjoyable little thriller, certainly nothing original. The performances, character bits and moody cinematography make it stand out, though. Herbert C. Walton steals the film as a dotty old trainspotter ("I like TRAINS!!!") And nice to see the reliably 'American' Glenn Ford playing a native of Quebec, just as he was in real life.

-Dave W.



17th February 1953
Cinema



73 mins
1.37:1


14th July 1953
Cinema

Not Rated

73 mins
1.37:1



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Glenn Ford
Peter Lyncort
Anne Vernon
Janine Lyncort
Maurice Denham
Mr. 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
Arthur Hambling
Train Driver (Josh)
Harry Locke
Train Fireman
Frank Atkinson
Guard (Arthur)
Ernest Butcher
Martindale, Signalman
Unknown 19154-01
P.C. Bandaging Baron
Robert Hay-Smith
Tim Warrilow
(uncredited)
Cicely Paget-Bowman
Mrs. Warrilow
(uncredited)
Unknown 19154-04
Toastmaster
Pat Hagan
Dinner Guest
(uncredited)
Victor Harrington
Dinner Guest
(uncredited)
Pat Ryan
Dinner Guest
(uncredited)
Jack MacGowran
Bearded Man in Doss House
(uncredited)
Unknown 19154-06
Laughing Man in Doss House
Harry Fine
Police Constable Searching Doss House
(uncredited)
Keith Pyott
Train District Superintendent
(uncredited)
Unknown 19154-07
Jenkins
Jack McNaughton
Briggs (uncredited)
Jack Armstrong
Records Division Policeman
(uncredited)
Unknown 19154-08
Angry Woman Above Pub (Mrs. M)
Leslie Weston
Pub Landlord
(uncredited)
Jack May
Pub Patron
(uncredited)
George Spence
Pub Patron
(uncredited)
Arthur Mullard
Policeman Evacuating Pub
(uncredited)
Sam Kydd
Ticket Clerk
(uncredited)
Hilda Fenemore
Jimmy's Mother
(uncredited)
David Hannaford
Jimmy (uncredited)
Amy Dalby
Old Lady Looking for Charlie
(uncredited)
Ada Reeve
Old Lady (uncredited)
Laurence Naismith
Ambulance Attendant
(uncredited)
Leslie Phillips
Police Sergeant
(uncredited)
Charles Rayford
Evacuee (uncredited)
Jim Brady
Police Constable
(uncredited)
Unknown 19154-09
Verger
Charlotte Mitchell
Buffet Waitress
(uncredited)
Daniel Wherry
Commercial Traveler
(uncredited)
Edward Evans
Police Constable at Train Station
(uncredited)
Peter Illing
Carlo (uncredited)
Paul Beradi
Wedding Guest in Photo
(uncredited)
George Roderick
Wedding Guest in Photo
(uncredited)
Russell Waters
Portsmouth Ticket Collector
(uncredited)
Unknown 19154-11
Detective with Baron
Jean Anderson
Hospital Matron
(uncredited)
Robert Rietty
Mr. Hancock

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