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Old 16-08-2006, 17:07   #1
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Not Planes, Not Automobiles but Trains

The romanticism of the train journey, having spent a day at the Rutland Railway museum I got to thinking about films where the train features prominately:

There's the obvious ones The Train- 1964, Strangers On a Train, Murder on the Orient Express, Von Ryan's Express

...and the less obvious Double Indemnity, Sherlock Holmes in Washington.

What are your suggestions.
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Old 16-08-2006, 17:13   #2
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North by Northwest
Union Pacific
Silver Streak
The Lady Vanishes
Lady on a Train
Breakheart Pass
Brief Encounter
The Marx Brothers Go West
The Ghost Train
Some Like it Hot


Hundreds aren't there?

Have you been to York Rail Museum? Fabulous.
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Old 16-08-2006, 17:39   #3
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I would add "The General" - I actually managed to watch this last weekend for the first time; "Caught on a Train (Maybe that doesnt count as it was afaik a TV production) and a discovery for me from the Warners Noir Collection Vol 2: "The Narrow Margin"
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Old 16-08-2006, 17:44   #4
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A few favourites not yet mentioned:

Night Train to Munich
The Narrow Margin
(also fond of the Gene Hackman remake)
The 39 Steps

my favourite train sequence would be from North by Northwest though.

EDIT: beaten to it on Narrow Margin ...

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Once Upon a Time in the West
The Spy Who Loved Me / From Russia With Love
The Titfield Thunderbolt
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The Harvey Girls (1946)
Sleep, My Love (1947)
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)
The Major and the Minor (1942)
It Started with Eve (1941)
The Last Train from Madrid (1937)
Berlin Express (1948)
His Butler's Sister (1943) very funny sequences on a train at the beginning...
Since You Went Away (1944) that emotional farewell scene...
Love in the Afternoon (1957) that magnificent last scene...
The Women (1939)...on the train to Reno

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Old 16-08-2006, 18:18   #7
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How can anyone forget Emperor of the North (1973). Entirely set on and around classic steam trains in the American North-West with Marvin and Borgnine on top form.

Recently released on a good looking DVD from Fox in the USA, and not too expensive either.
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Keaton's "Our Hospitality" for a train that's even more endearing than "The General"!
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"Horror Express" !!!
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Avalanche Express
Runaway Train (one of the best finales ever)
Night Train to Mundo Fine (diabolically awful though)
The Railway Children
The Great Locomotive Chase
Bullet Train (A Jap film)
Cassandra Crossing

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Another one to add to the list is North West Frontier a.k.a. Flame Over India (1959).

I wish Network had released, or will in future re-release this DVD in anamorphic widscreen.
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TheTrain (1964 with Burt Lancaster)

oops you gave that one in your first post!!

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The Five Man Army - (a mid-60s spaghetti Western)
The Great Train Robbery
The First Great Train Robbery ( Connery & Sutherland)

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Runaway Train (one of the best finales ever)
I was going to say that but isn't 1985 outside the remit of the classic forums?
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SHANGHAI EXPRESS (1932)
ROME EXPRESS (1932)
SLEEPING CAR TO TRIESTE (1948 - remake of above)
MY LITTLE CHICKADEE (1940)
BERTH MARKS (1929 - Laurel & Hardy short)
THE SILK EXPRESS (1933 - obscure but fun Warners B)
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You forgot -

The Narrow Margin (1952)

and the Anne Archer/Gene Hackman remake

Narrow Margin 1990
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You forgot -

The Narrow Margin (1952)

and the Anne Archer/Gene Hackman remake

Narrow Margin 1990
Jackal has already mentioned both above.
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The Last Train from Gun Hill
Minder on the Orient Express (yes, there really is a TVM with this title! )

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