The Titfield Thunderbolt

Directed by Charles Crichton
Charles Crichton
Film Movement Classics
84 Minutes
United Kingdom
Comedy, Classics
Not Rated
Screening Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Sound: Mono
Theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
Festival and non-theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
Materials and print traffic
Erin Farrell


This endearing Ealing comedy, the first to be made in color, tells the story of the inhabitants of Titfield, who endeavor to prove that their single-track railway is the only form of transport for the village. The villains of the piece are two unsavory characters who have introduced a smart brand new single-decker bus to Titfield. Crump and Pearce, owners of the bus company, are determined to cease the running of the Titfield train, by fair means or foul. From the director of "The Lavender Hill Mob" and "A Fish Called Wanda."