Off the rails!by addie65

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Classic Training
  • 1 The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes

    Watch 'The Lady Vanishes' on DVD.
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    Hitchcock's penultimate film made in the UK before his move to Hollywood It was the great success of this film, after a bad slump of three films that made it possible for Hitchcock to negotiate a very good deal to work in the US.
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  • 2 Tough Guys

    Tough Guys

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    Two ageing ex-convicts have trouble adjusting to modern life and plan to repeat the train robbery that landed them in prison. Action comedy, with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster
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  • 3 Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

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    I remember when this first came out, it got me obsessed with the Lindburgh Kidnapping. Just a brilliant cast and of course Hercule Poirot!
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  • 4 The Great Train Robbery

    The Great Train Robbery

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    (1913) The first narrative film, (directed and photographed by Edwin S. Porter - a former Thomas Edison cameraman. A primitive one-reeler action picture, about 10 minutes long, with 14-scenes, filmed in November 1903 http://www.filmsite.org/grea.html
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  • 5 Whispering Smith

    Whispering Smith

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    A government agent investigating a string of train robberies is dismayed to find his friend is implicated in the crimes. Detective Western, starring Alan Ladd and Robert Preston
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  • 6 The Twilight Zone

    The Twilight Zone

    Watch 'The Twilight Zone' on TV, on DVD.
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    "A stop Willoughby," is one of my favorite episodes (I also love, "The Masks," but who doesn't love that one? Uuh, nobody!). A harried, modern guy, finds a way to escape to a simpler time (If you are not black or a woman who wants to vote. lol)
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  • 7 The Station Agent

    The Station Agent

    A dwarf is determined to live a hermit-like life in a disused railway station, but the local community refuse to leave him alone. Award-winning comedy drama, starring Peter Dinklage
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  • 8 I Love Lucy

    I Love Lucy

    Watch 'I Love Lucy' on TV, on DVD.
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    Lucy thinks a jewel thief wants to kill her and she makes every one crazy on a train going from LA to NYC! "I was a woman for the FBI!" lol
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  • 9 The Honeymooners

    The Honeymooners

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    Norton gets himself handcuffed to Ralph, without a key (of course) for a long train trip to a Convention for their stupid club! As always, Art Carney is just such a comic genius!
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  • 10 Picnic

    Picnic

    Watch 'Picnic' on DVD.
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    addie65 said:
    Not immediatly obvious for a, train list, but trains factor in, importantly and are used to represent a lot of what the movie is about. I think so, anyway.
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