Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Station

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 Thin Man Goes Home 1944

Metro Goldwyn-Mayer William Powell (Nick Charles) and Myrna Loy (Nora Charles) starred in a series of six immensely-popular “Thin Man” movies in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Number 5 in the series, “The Thin Man Goes Home”, features a train ride … 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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Last Flag Flying 2017

Amazon Studios A surprisingly well-done movie about three Vietnam vets taking a journey by train. This poignant drama-comedy is laced with Amtrak Northeast Corridor scenes and equipment but was actually mostly filmed in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Taking place in … Continue reading

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Strangers on a Train 1951

  Warner Brothers Not as famous a train movie as Hitchcock’s magnificent, North by Northwest, Strangers on a Train still manages a respectable amount of railroad action and decor in its 101 minutes. Robert Walker steals the show with his … 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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