Tag Archives: Pullman Sleeper

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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Hurricane Express 1932

  Mascot Pictures A 25-year-old John Wayne (as Larry Baker) stars in this 12-part serial that was whittled down to a more palatable 80 minutes for the DVD. In a nutshell, “The Wrecker” is out to cause accidents on the … 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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Holiday Affair 1949

  R.K.O. Radio Pictures I first heard about this movie…from a magazine! As a long-time subscriber to Classic Toy Trains magazine, I was delighted when my December 2016 issue featured a film which used a Lionel train set as a … 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 Great K&A Train Robbery 1926

William Fox Pictures I first saw scenes from this movie long ago whilst watching a railroads-in-movies anthology on TV.  This silent gem had all its exterior shots “Photographed in the Royal Gorge of Colorado, U.S.A.” We never do find out … 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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