Time bomb is a 1953 britishmade mgm postwar thriller film directed by ted tetzlaff, written by kem bennett, and starring glenn ford and anne vernon. Walton steals the film as a dotty old trainspotter i like trains. A fraternity prank goes wrong and lands one student in a mental institution. Terror on a train plays occasionally on tcm or you can secure a copy. A fulllength script for the film was composed by t. The film s premise, as the killer attacks partygoers on a train. His terrorist mission is almost complete, awaiting only the ignition of the timing device he placed somewhere amid the hazardouscargo. Three years after a prank that went terribly awry, the six college students responsible are targeted by a masked killer at a new years eve party aboard a moving train. Cinematography was handled by john alcott of a clockwork orange fame, and the photography is particularly stylish for such traditional stalk n slash. In this suspenseful mystery, a demolitions expert has little time to defuse a bomb placed aboard a speeding freight train. Feb 07, 2018 the new films stars met the director when he presented them with hero awards at the guys choice ceremony on the cable channel spike in 2016. Terror on a train 1953 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Three months before he starred in the film noir favorite the big heat, glenn ford portrayed. Lester alvin burnett march 18, 1911 february 16, 1967, better known as smiley burnette, was an american country music performer and a comedic actor in western films and on radio and tv, playing sidekick to gene autry, roy rogers, and other bmovie cowboys. An expert glenn ford tries to defuse a time bomb found on a british freight train full of explosives. Terror train 6607 creeping into capreol this october. With his hand in everything from critically reviled entries like city on fire 1979 and death ship 1980 to the sleazy freakumentary being different 1981 and even the debatable classic in praise of older women 1978, nobody could say greenberg. With glenn ford, anne vernon, maurice denham, harcourt williams. The new films stars met the director when he presented them with hero awards at the guys choice ceremony on the cable channel spike. Terror train script transcript from the screenplay andor. Terror on a train original theatrical trailer youtube. When a terrorist plants a bomb on board a train, the police call in an army bomb disposal expert to. April 2011 canadian composer john millscockell has been making music for over four decades. Its a wonder how the usa is so technologically advanced as all the college kids seem to meet a sticky end at the hands of some psychotic revenge seeker. And ill be up in the concorde, and youll be on welfare.
Youre gonna see a train on the cover of time magazine one of these days. Hell night is the only one with any class,if only theyd fired the awful linda blair and hired jamielee instead it. A terrorist has placed a bomb on board a train transporting sea mines to portsmouth. The wrong man is a 1956 american docudrama film directed by alfred hitchcock and starring henry fonda and vera miles.
He won a donaldson award for his performance, becoming the youngest actor. During a new years party aboard a moving train, a college fraternity begins losing members and collecting corpses. 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. The screenplay was written by arnaud dusseau and julian zimet credited as. In the last couple of weeks ive seen this,hell night,prom night and the prowler and the plots are pretty much interchangeable. The killers reason for killing is him wanting revenge on the boys who organized a cruel prank who lead him in a psychiatric hospital cause the great shock. Terror on a train 1953 authentic 27 x 41 original movie poster. Citroen spy train usa, 1943 61m, richard travis, catherine craig stand by me usa, 1986 87m, river pheonix, john cusack stand up and fight usa, 1939 97m, wallace beery, robert taylor the station italian, 1990 92m, sergio rubini, margherita buy the station agent usa, 2003 88m, peter dinklage.
Terror on a train full frame, manufactured on demand, dolby. Former transportation history curator at the smithsonian institution william l. If you have any information regarding this film, any of the stills, or even better, some. The train is stopped but near a small town, which actually exacerbates the problem. Fresh from her work on paul lynchs prom night, lung powered jamie lee curtis heads up the frisky cast in train and was well on her way to becoming the undisputed scream queen of that horrorheavy time popular magician and visual trickster david copperfield climbed on board the cast of train as the lounge act while most of the students of sigma phi are celebrating their. Terror train 1980 trailer slasher classic starring jamie lee curtis. Covers always lie out of the five costumes shown in the german poster for the film, the killer wears only three of them most posters show the groucho marx costume.
Oct 23, 2016 the latest horror movie news and lists of recent releases. Enjoyable little thriller, certainly nothing original. Jamie lee curtis was virtually stuck doing horror films from the time she played laurie strode until her big break in trading places five years later. Spottiswoode had previously worked as film editor on several sam peckinpah classics including 1971s brutal straw dogs as well as 1972s expertly paced actioner the getaway. The film was drawn from the true story of an innocent man charged with a crime, as described in the book the true story of christopher emmanuel balestrero by maxwell anderson and in the magazine article a case of identity life magazine, june 29. Its a race against the clock to defuse a time bomb on board a train filled with high explosives. Throughout the tax shelter era, harold greenbergs astral films was responsible for some of the most divisive canadian films ever made. Best source for everything in the horror genre from video games, movie trailers, and exclusive content only available on ihorror. Terror on a train full frame, manufactured on demand.
Theres really little else going on for the last half of the film other than glenn and. As luck would have it, lyncourt and his french wife janine anne vernon are in the vicinity when a freight train carrying explosives to a dockyard chugs into view. With ben johnson, jamie lee curtis, hart bochner, david copperfield. And since its winter, its passengers cannot just leave it and walk to safety. Born into a theatrical family in brooklyn, he debuted on broadway at the age of seven and became a national phenomenon by the time he completed his 492 performances for the member of the wedding.
The latest horror movie news and lists of recent releases. When a terrorist plants a bomb on a train, a bomb disposal expert is called in to find. 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. The glass wall 1953 the construction of union nations secretariat building in new york city, new york was completed in 1952. A saboteur played by victor maddern has planted an explosive device in a freight train that is carrying a load of sea mines. Among the passengers of the train, david copperfield trying to do vincent price has a role as a magician and it further adds to the mystique of the film where the unbelievable is believable. In london, vivian vedder renee godfrey verifies that a carpenter has completed a coffin for her recently deceased mothers body, which she is transporting to scotland by train. This was quite exciting and nicely acted in parts, but could have done without the romantic subplot. The two look along the train at the work yet to be done. One of the studios that had dual claim on glenn fords services sent him to great britain to head the cast in this thriller. I somehow missed terror train 1980 when it was first released, some 32 years ago this month. Drake, and production was initiated within four months. Withhuhn described the locomotives historical and cultural significance.
Oct 09, 2019 the 2017 terror train runs every friday sunday october, 2017. A train is headed past birmingham, england a mundane and usual occurrence, except that this is no ordinary train. Terror on a train is a film programme that first aired in 1953 and has been classified a pg certificate tags. Youre digginyour own grave with that shovel careerwise. I particularly liked the imagery and the feel of the movie, the cold, damp england at night look. Terror on a train time bomb 1953 ted tetzlaff, glenn ford. The man gets away, but he is soon found out to have been a saboteur, who has left a suitcase full of detonators and bombmaking components at the railway yard. Whether its his work on documentaries, episodic television, film or stage, millscockells versatility has won him numerous awards and accolades over the years. Refund receive your entire order amount minus nonrefundable convenience fees refunded back to your original method exclusions apply, click here for details. The film was shot in montreal between late november and late december 1979, shortly after curtis had. After halloween, slasher movies began coming out at a furious pace and everyone wanted a slice of the pie. Terror on a train 1953 terror on a train 1953 user. Frequent pranksters, illusions, costumes and secrets, the entire film is embedded in uncertainty.
Glenn ford, van heflin and director delmer daves managed to squeeze considerable tension merely out of waiting for a train in the western thriller 3. In birmingham city, railway police constable charles baron john horsley is involved in a confrontation with a man believed to be a local vagrant. May 16, 2016 a train is headed past birmingham, england a mundane and usual occurrence, except that this is no ordinary train. Looks like he done a whole heap of them and im gonna start. Glenn ford plays a bomb disposal expert called on to find an incendiary device hidden on a train carrying military explosives. Lippert mark thomas mcgee explains how lippert, a legendary cheapskate in the movies, figured out he could make movies cheaper in england because of government subsidies to the british. Although it is in new york and activities that happen on the premise are under state and local jurisdiction, the land on which this building stands is considered international territory. Reckoning on netflix, yet another serial killer saga this story has been shared 1,688 times. His terrorist mission is almost complete, awaiting only the ignition of the timing device he. As a freight train loaded with explosives passes the depot in birmingham, england, a man who was hiding onboard jumps off and, after fighting off a railway security officer, constable charles baron, runs away. Three months before he starred in the film noir favorite the big heat. Three years after a prank that went terribly awry, the six college students responsible are targeted by a masked killer at a. Roger ebert was the film critic of the chicago suntimes from 1967 until his death in 20. The acquisition was completed on september 15, 1982, and since then, the locomotive has been the property of the state of california.
His terrorist mission is almost complete, awaiting only the ignition of the. On the other hand, the second biggest first run release is thats my boy, which failed to make an impact at the box. Terror train script transcript from the screenplay and. The train is safely shunted to a siding, but can the bomb be defused in time. Terror on a train or time bomb is a black and white british film made in 1953. Terror on a train 1953 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. Exchange receive your entire order amount as fandango credits that never expires saved to your active fandango. He believes every movie is worth watching once and, as a film fan and critic, believes that even the worst movies offer something in return. If it goes off, a naval shipyard will be destroyed and many innocent. Authorities, alerted to the saboteurs plot, divert the train to a siding, initiate emergency evacuations of the surrounding area and call. Trains have often served as effective cinematic backdrops, especially in suspense movies. In the united states it was released under the title terror on a train. Someone has placed a time bomb on the train, forcing an evacuation of the neighborhood and the summoning of the uxb corps. 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.
Glenn ford and anne vernon in terror on a train 1953 terror on a train 1953 glenn ford in. Jul 01, 2019 films in bold will air on tcm view tcmdb entry. Terror train 19801893m the boys and girls of sigma phi. Hiding among the cargo is a man with a sinister plan. She boards the train that evening, as do lady margaret carstairs mary forbes, who owns and is transporting the famous star of rhodesia diamond. Four years later, when his frat brothers host a costume party on a train to celebrate their graduation, the student sees this as his opportunity to exact revenge. The concept for the film was based on an idea by executive producer daniel grodnik, who sought to make halloween on a train. He jumps from the train, leaving behind a device that could blow the locomotive already packed full of dangerous military explosives for transport.
Andre brandon dewilde april 9, 1942 july 6, 1972 was an american theater, film, and television actor. In this suspenseful mystery, a demolitions expert has little time to defuse a. The performances, character bits and moody cinematography make it stand out, though. In 1975, he won the pulitzer prize for distinguished criticism. Terror on a train time bomb 1953 ted tetzlaff, glenn. A man leaps from a moving freight train carrying military explosives and hugs the ground as the rest of the train rolls past. Rent terror train 1980 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. In his book talks cheap, actions expensive the films of robert l. Terror on a train is a 1953 britishmade mgm postwar thriller film starring glenn ford and anne vernon. He was also a prolific singersongwriter who is reported to have played proficiently over 100 musical instruments.838 463 1003 214 922 1057 105 1174 560 1376 420 1427 1460 362 1442 201 695 897 1431 273 18 1328 174 88 147 1469 131 898 1386 651 555 927 1155 77