Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Railroad

Dead Reckoning 1947

Columbia Pictures Finally, I found a movie with one of my favorite actors (Mister Humphrey Bogart) on a train. Bogie (as Captain Rip Murdock) is escorting Sergeant Johnny Drake (played by William Prince) from New York to Washington DC where … Continue reading

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The Palm Beach Story 1942

Paramount Studios Take a Ride on the Pennsy! Yes, it’s a Preston Sturges-directed screwball comedy from the early 1940’s and while not exactly obscure, the picture has a good hunk of onboard-the-train hijinks to keep things rolling merrily along. From … Continue reading

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Rails and Ties 2007

  Warner Brothers The Fillmore and Western Railway (FWRY) in Ventura County, California has starred in hundreds of motion pictures and television ads. Just one of the movies filmed here is 2007’s Rails and Ties starring Kevin Bacon. The movie … 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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Spy Train 1943

  Monogram Pictures Released during World War 2, Spy Train is a B picture (maybe a C picture) about those sinister German types out to blow up the local train station with a suitcase bomb. The trouble starts when the … Continue reading

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Human Desire 1954

Columbia Pictures I came across this train-laced movie on a local TV broadcast quite by accident while channel-surfing. The film stars Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Broderick Crawford in a steamy love triangle that spirals down into jealousy, blackmail and … Continue reading

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Special Agent 1949

Paramount Pictures Told in a semi-documentary style complete with officiously-serious narrator and accompanied by “Justice Marches On” type music, “Secret Agent” tells the tale of a train hold up, murder and subsequent tracking down of the prepetrators. This movie borrowed … Continue reading

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