Tag Archives: New York Central Railroad

Midnight Limited 1940

  Monogram Pictures Jewel thieves are working the Montreal train! Yes, foppish rich-o’s are being relieved of their ice at an alarming rate in this shadowy B-picture from Monogram Studios (motto: We make crappy films and we don’t care). Mostly … Continue reading

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Twentieth Century 1934

Columbia Pictures The film’s namesake refers to New York Central Railroad’s crack express train, The 20th Century Limited. Unfortunately, most of the train “action” occurs onboard (thus on a set) in a Pullman sleeper and adjacent lounge car. On the positive … Continue reading

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Without Reservations 1946

RKO Radio Pictures Without Reservations is a light-hearted, post-World War 2, cross-country journey from New York to Hollywood with the first 43 minutes of the picture taking place on various crowded passenger trains.  Claudette Colbert (as Christopher “Kit” Madden) is … Continue reading

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The Major and the Minor 1942

Paramount Pictures Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland star in Billy Wilder’s directing debut. Fed up with life in New York City, 20-something Susan Applegate (played by Ginger Rogers), decides to head home to little Stevenson, Iowa.  Her journey begins at … Continue reading

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The Hucksters 1947

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures I found out about this movie…from a cartoon!  To be specific, the Warner Brothers classic, “The Ducksters” of 1950.  As the entry in Wiki says, the cartoon’s title is a pun on the 1947 Clark Gable picture, “The … Continue reading

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Lady On A Train 1945

Universal Pictures For a movie with “Train” in the title, scenes of a railroad nature are quite scarce. The opening and first five minutes, along with the finale of this picture, constitutes the entirety of this flicks’ train hype. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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