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Railroad  Film  Festival
Page Two

still photograph of silent film comic Buster Keaton driving the locomotive in the classic film 'The General' [1927]          back on page one:
books on railroad movies
collections & documentaries
railroad movies, A thru F

here on page two:
railroad movies, G thru O

on page three:
railroad movies, P thru S

on page four:
railroad movies, T thru Z

"The General"  [B.K.P./United Artists 1927]
"one of the best five silent films ever made" per A.F.I.; listed on National Film Registry in 1989
Co-written & co-directed by & starring Buster Keaton [1895-1966]

more details (synopsis, history, locomotives, books, links)
on Magic Lantern's "The General" 1927 Movie Page

"The Ghost Train"

"Der Geisterzug" [Germany 1927 silent] /tt0017930/

"Trenul Fantoma" [Romania 1933] /tt0173357/

"Kísértetek Vonata" [Hungary 1933] /tt0222125/

"The Ghost Train" [Gaumont U.K. Sept 1931] /tt0021907/
Only five reels of picture and two reels of soundtrack survive; directed by Walter Forde; written by Lajos Biró, Sidney Gilliat & Angus MacPhail,
based on the stageplay by Arnold Ridley; location filming at Monkton Coombe station, Somerset, England

"The Ghost Train" [B.B.C. 1937 TV broadcast] /tt0251095/

"De Spooktrein" [Holland 1939] /tt0031965/

"The Ghost Train" [Gainsborough/G.F.D. U.K. March 1941]
Ghost Train 1941 British comedy film  Mismatched travelers are stranded overnight at a lonely rural railway station; they soon learn of local superstitions about a phantom train said to travel these parts at dead of night, carrying ghosts from a long-ago local train wreck. The travelers eventually get to the bottom of the things that go bump in the night. In between the scary bits, comedian Arthur Askey delivers gags with his Vaudeville/Music Hall-style humor. • Directed by Walter Forde; written by J.O.C. Orton, Marriott Edgar & Val Guest, third film based on the stageplay by Arnold Ridley; starring Arthur Askey, Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison, Peter Murray-Hill, Carole Lynne, Morland Graham, Betty Jardine, Stuart Latham, Herbert Lomas, Raymond Huntley, Linden Travers, D.J. Williams • full credits at IMDb
Nostalgia Family b&w DVD [7/2015] for $5.99
L.W.F. b&w DVD-R [3/2016] for $9.99
Gaumont/Gainsborough widescreen {panned & scanned?} b&w DVD-R [5/2015] for $10.99
Serpent Films b&w DVD-R [1/2016] for $12.99
watch full b&w movie [1:21:21] online at Public Domain Movies website
watch full b&w movie [1:21:23] online at YouTube
playscript "The Ghost Train: A Play in Three Acts" [1923] by Arnold Ridley
Samuel French, Inc. 5x8 pb [11/2010] for $9.95
Samuel French, Ltd. Acting Edition 8½x5½ pb [6/2013] for $14.95

"Ghost Train (Il Treno Fantasma)" episode [April 1992]
of the "The Adventures of Lucky Luke" 8-episode Italian Western comedy TV series [Reteitalia 1992]
'Lucky Luke' Italian TV series on DVD  An old prospector thinks he's being haunted by a 'ghost train' that nearly took him to his death twenty years before; when he vanishes, a circuit judge orders a trial for the banker who wanted the prospector's claim; but Luke suspects a nosy newspaper-woman and just maybe, an actual ghost. Series was based on the Belgian comic book series "Lucky Luke" and on a 1991 movie, and filmed in New Mexico (Bonanza Creek Ranch, Santa Fe, Zia Pueblo, Valles Caldera National Preserve, White Sands National Monument) and in La Junta, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona • Directed by Ted Nicolaou; narrated by Roger Miller; starring Terence Hill, Nancy Morgan, Jack Elam, Abe Vigoda, Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad, Neil Summers, Steve Rankin, David Huddleston, Michael Huddleston, Alison Shanks, Mark Hardwick, Robin Westphal, Paula Baz, Rebecca Barliant, Doug Molitor, Bobby Lee Hayes, David Ode, Amy Lawrence
Customflix single-episode color DVD-R [5/2007] for $14.99
Tapeworm single-episode color DVD [7/2000] out of prodn/used
episode credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

"Spøgelsestoget" [Denmark 1976] /tt0073741/

"The Ghost Train of Manggarai" [Rapi Films Indonesia April 2008]
original title "Kereta Hantu Manggarai"
Ghost Train of Manggarai movie from Indonesia  Rossa believes that her estranged sister Emily has been abducted by the 'ghost train' and enlists several friends in visiting the supernatural . . . • Directed by Nayato Fio Nuala; written by Ery Sofid; starring Giannina Emanuela, Nadila Ernesta, Stefanie Hariadi, Rina Hasyim, Melvin Lim, Sheila Marcia Joseph, Fendi Trihartanto
Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD not available • credits at IMDb

"Girl On A Train" [2014?] /tt2815786/
Written & directed by Peter Sands; starring Sarah De La Isla, Anna Simone Scott

"The Girl On The Train" aka "La Fille du R.E.R." [France March 2009] /tt1183672/

"The Girl On The Train" video release [indep 2013]
design for DVD cover for 'Girl On The Train' 2013 thriller movie  A documentary filmmaker travels upstate by rail to film an interview and meets a mysterious young woman who shatters his complacent life. Written & directed by Larry Brand; starring Henry Ian Cusick, Nicki Aycox, Stephen Lang, Charles Aitken, James Biberi, Waltrudis Buck, John Fugelsang, Nathalie Lyon, David Margulies, Morris Herzman
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch 11/2012 official trailer [1:50] at YouTube

"The Girl On The Train" [Amblin/DreamWorks Oct 2016]  10/2016
Girl On The Train 2016 poster  Several reviewers got confused, but the movie version holds together nicely; story elements are an alcoholic witness, ex-spouse rivalries, and a murdered nanny {no spoilers here!); filmed along the Hudson River and in New York City
Co-produced by Marc Platt; directed by Tate Taylor; screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the novel by Paula Hawkins; music by Danny Elfman; starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramírez, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney, Darren Goldstein & Lisa Kudrow
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie website
watch 4/2016 official trailer [3:10] online at YouTube
The Girl on the Train mystery novel by Paula Hawkins  "The Girl On The Train: A Novel" [2015] by Paula Hawkins
Rachel commutes by train to and from London each day, and becomes intrigued with a particular couple, often seen in their backyard. Then one day Rachel sees the woman kissing another man, and the next day the woman goes missing . . .
Kindle Edition from Riverhead/Penguin [1/2015] for $10.99
Riverhead Books 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2015] for $16.17

1950s movie monster Gojira/Godzilla eating a train
The 1950s movie monster Gojira/Godzilla had a habit of devouring infrastructure;
here we have a still photograph of Gojira/Godzilla eating a commuter train.

details (synopses, history, movies on DVD, other media) are on the
Gojira/Godzilla Movie Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

"Going Home" TV series [SBS-TV/McElroy Media Australia 2000-2001]
'Going Home' Australian TV series  130 half-hour color episodes; very innovative TV production, with same-day filming and interaction with viewers via telephone & mail prior to filming; show took place on an interurban commuter train
Produced by Gillian Arnold & Hal McElroy; starring Camilla Ah Kin, Arthur Angel, David Callan, Jason Chong, Rhonda Doyle, John Gibson, Brian Meegan, Lyn Pierse, Khristina Totos
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available
incomplete series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
series entry at Australian TV Information Archive
watch official promo [10/2011 upload; 2:36] online at YouTube

"The Good Guys and The Bad Guys" comedy Western
[Warner Bros. / Seven Arts Sept 1969]
'Good Guys and The Bad Guys' comedy Western movie  Filmed in Technicolor™ at Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in New Mexico & Colorado, at Silverton in Colorado, and in California; aged town sheriff plans to prevent train robbery, but is fired by the mayor; he captures the leader of the gang, who is incensed by the back-shooting of a townsman and agrees to help stop the gang; includes steam train smashing into fancy automobile stalled on tracks. Directed by Burt Kennedy; cinematography by Harry Stradling, Jr.; starring Robert Mitchum, George Kennedy, Martin Balsam, David Carradine, Tina Louise, Douglas Fowley, Lois Nettleton, John Davis Chandler, John Carradine, Marie Windsor, Dick Peabody, Kathleen Freeman, Jimmy Murphy, Garrett Lewis, Bobby Riha, Jackie Joseph, Howard Storm, George Dunn, Nick Dennis & Phil Vandervort; cameo by Buddy Hackett
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [1/2007] for $39.99
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [1/2007] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
'The Good Guys and The Bad Guys' novelization by Joe Millar  
novelization by Joe Millar [1969]
Award Books mass pb [1969] out of print/used

"The Great K & A Train Robbery"
[Fox silent Oct 1926]
Great K & A Train Robbery movie poster  A railroad owner hires a cowboy to work undercover to unmask the gang robbing the trains.
Produced & directed by Lewis Seiler; based on Paul Leicester Ford's 1897 novel; starring Tom Mix, Dorothy Dwan, Will Walling, Harry Gripp, Carl Miller, Edward Peil Sr., Curtis 'Snowball' McHenry & Tony the Horse
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"The Great Locomotive Chase"
[Disney June 1956]
Disney's 'The Great Locomotive Chase' live-action feature film  
The Great Locomotive Chase novelization by MacLennan Roberts  
Based on a historical Civil War event of April 1862, sometimes called The Andrews Raid; filmed in Georgia & North Carolina; a group of Union Army soldiers was ordered to go behind Confederate lines dressed as civilians and steal a W&A Railroad locomotive and train somewhere north of Atlanta and drive it northward, cutting telegraph lines and burning bridges and ripping up track on the way. The conducter of the stolen train quickly set off in pursuit to get his train back, at first on foot, then by handcar, and finally on several commandeered locomotives. Directed by Francis D. Lyon; co-produced & written by Lawrence Edward Watkin; starring Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Jeff York, John Lupton, Eddie Firestone, Kenneth Tobey, Don Megowan, Claude Jarman Jr., Harry Carey Jr., Leonard P. Geer, George Robotham, Stan Jones, Marc Hamilton, John Wiley, Slim Pickens, Morgan Woodward
Disney Studios Home Ent. color DVD [5/2004] for $9.80
Starz / Anchor Bay color DVD [3/2003] out of prodn/used
Starz / Anchor Bay letterboxed widescreen color DVD [4/2000] out of prodn/used
Starz / Anchor Bay color VHS [4/2000] for $9.00
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
novelization [1956] by MacLennan Roberts
Dell mass pb [1956] out of print/used
Dell mass pb [1956] out of print/used

more details about the Andrews Raid on Magic Lantern's "The General" 1927 Movie Page

"The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery"
[British Lion April 1966]
The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery  Filmed at Shepperton Studios in Surrey and on the Longmoor Military Camp railway in Hampshire; the crooks who manage St. Trinian's get a government grant and move the school into a larger building, where a gang of thieves have stashed several millions in cash. Co-written & directed by Sidney Gilliat & Frank Launder; starring Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney, Howard Wattis, Raymond Huntley, Portland Mason, Terry Scott & Godfrey Winn
Hollywood's Attic color DVD [4/2011] for $19.99
Televista color DVD [9/2007] for $19.99
full credits at IMDb

"The Great Train Robbery"
[Edison Mfg. Dec 1903]
Great Train Robbery  The first movie with a plotted storyline was a Western!
11-minute silent short co-written & directed by Edwin S. Porter; starring Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson; listed in National Film Registry 1990 • credits from IMDb
V.C.I. 100th Anniversary b&w DVD [12/2003] for $17.99
includes "Tumbleweeds" [1925 silent] with William S. Hart [1864-1946]; "The Battle of Elderbush Gulch" [1913 silent] by D.W. Griffith [1875-1948]; "The Heart of Texas Ryan" [1917 silent] with Tom Mix [1880-1940], plus extras

watch "The Great Train Robbery" [11:45] free online at Internet Archive

"The Great Train Robbery" [U.K. 1979]: full credits at IMDb
British movie title "The First Great Train Robbery"; adapted & directed by Michael Crichton; starring Sean Connery

"The Great Train Robbery" [1975 novel] by Michael Crichton

"The Grey Fox"  [1982]: full credits at IMDb

"The Harvey Girls" musical feature film [M.G.M. Jan 1946]
stil from "The Harvey Girls" 1946 movie, with Judy Garland packing two sixguns  
The Harvey Girls 1942 novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams  
Filmed in Technicolor; a young girl traveling West on the train as a mail-order bride meets a bunch of Harvey House waitresses going to the same town. Directed by George Sidney; starring Judy Garland {age 23}, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, Virginia O'Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main, Chill Wills, Selena Royle & Cyd Charisse; won Oscar for Best Original Song; mostly filmed at the Iverson Ranch in Los Angeles; locomotives in evidence include 4-4-0 loco #49, 4-4-0 loco #33, and CPRR/Virginia & Truckee loco #18 "Dayton"
Turner Home Ent. color DVD [4/2001] for $6.49
M.G.M./Warner color VHS [4/92] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Harvey Girls" [1942 novel] by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Dell Mapback mass pb [1942] out of print/rare
Random House hardcover [1942] out of print/rare

more info on the Harvey House Restaurants Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

"The Hazards of Helen"
119-chapter silent serial [Kalem / General Nov 1914 to Feb 1917]
poster for 'Helen's Sacrifice' Chapter 1 of silent serial "The Hazards of Helen" [Nov 1914]  
poster for 'A Railroader's Bravery' Chapter 29 of silent serial "The Hazards of Helen" [May 1915]  
Released as 119 distinct episodes, over 28 months time, often without the standard cliffhanger ending; only a few episodes survive today. Helen is a clerk at a railroad who is either endangered by bad guys or heroically saves the railroad and its rolling stock and men. Filming took place at the Glendale, California railyards of the Southern Pacific Railroad, on the Sierra Railroad in Central California, and on the Santa Fe Railway in Las Vegas, New Mexico (episodes 21-25). Based on a novel by John Russell Corvell and the play by Denman Thompson; adapted by W. Scott Darling & Frank Howard Clark; episodes 1-48 were produced & directed by J.P. McGowan and starred Helen Holmes; episodes 49-119 were directed by James G. Davis and starred Rose Wenger Gibson, the wife of later cowboy star Hoot Gibson; Rose previously had been a stunt-double for Helen Holmes.
full credits at IMDbserial entry at Wikipedia

"The Hazards Of Helen" on DVD [2007] indep b&w DVD [10/2007] for $12.95
contains four 12-minute chapters: "The Leap From The Water Tower" [#9 1915], "The Pay Train" [#31 1915], "In Danger's Path" [#33 1915], and "The Open Track" [#63 1916]
other surviving chapters include: Chapter 13 "Escape of The Fast Freight" [1915] and Chapter 26 "The Wild Engine" [1915] — {see Magic Lantern's History Page / Video Collections Section}

Chapter 26 "The Wild Engine" [1915]
credits at IMDbwatch free online [7/2005 upload; 13:40] at Internet Archive
watch "Trains Gone Wild" excerpt with added music [7/2010 upload; 9:32] on YouTube

more serials on the Silent & Sound Movie Serials Pages at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

"Hell On Wheels" TV series  [AMC-TV 2011-2013?]
Post-Civil War railroad Western filmed in Canada; a Confederate soldier seeking revenge on the Union soldiers who murdered
his wife follows their trail to the raucous, temporary town at the head of the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Co-produced & written by Joe & Tony Gayton; directed by David Von Ancken; starring Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Wes Studi & Tom Noonan
series credits at IMDbofficial series siteepisode listing page at Wikipedia

Hell On Wheels TV series from AMC-TV - Season 1   First Season: ten 45-minute episodes [Nov 2011 - Jan 2012]
Entertainment One widescreen color Blu-ray [5/2012] 3 disks for $13.49
Entertainment One widescreen color DVD [5/2012] 3 disks for $11.99
season listing at IMDb

Second Season: ten 45-minute episodes [Aug 2012 - Oct 2012] - released on Amazon Instant Video but not yet on Blu-ray/DVD
season listing at IMDb
Third Season: ten episodes, began filming Spring 2013

"Hellbound Train" silent feature  [indep 1930]
screenshot from 'Hellbound Train' 1930 silent film  Afro-American evangalist preacher James Gist and his wife Eloyce made several silent films and showed them at churches around Washington, DC; each film had an all-black cast and warned against sin and alcohol; this recently-restored 60-minute film shows the licentious behavior of passengers who deserve the {spoiler!} terrible fate at the end of their train ride • Co-written & directed by James Gist; co-written by Eloyce Gist; featuring an unidentified all-black cast • bare credits at IMDb
available as one of 25+ films on the new "Pioneers of African American Cinema" 5-disk DVD set [2016]
Kino Lorber Blu-ray set [7/2016] 5 disks for $63.29
Kino Lorber DVD set [7/2016] 5 disks for $52.92

"Hitler's Last Train"  [Eurociné France Feb 1977]
aka "Train Spécial pour SS" in France and "Helltrain" on English-dubbed video
Hitler's Last Train / Helltrain / Train Spécial pour SS  Corrupt SS officers put a nightclub singer in charge of a train car full of prostitutes whose services are reserved solely for senior Nazis; trailer indicates actual train footage • Produced by Marius Lesoeur; directed by Alain Payet/James Gartner; starring Monica Swinn, Christine Aurel, Sandra Mozarowsky, Yolanda Ríos, Erik Muller, Rudy Lenoir, Frank Braña, Bob Asklöf, Antoine Fontaine, Roger Darton, Michel Charrel, Claude Boisson, Jacques Couderc, Alain L'Yle, Roland Travers, Tony Rödel, Pamela Stanford, Claudia Zante, Madame Caillard, Françoise Quentin, Carole Gire, Erika Cool, Christine De Beaulieu
"H": 90-minute Televista color DVD [3/2007] for $13.91
"HLT": 75-minute Cheezy Movies color DVD [DUE Aug 2017] pre-order for $14.95
full credits at IMDbwatch R-rated official trailer [3/2015 upload; 1:52] online at YouTube

"The Hollywood Beach Murders"  [indep 1992]
Hollywood Beach Murders  'a rambling train wreck of a story' with a lot of footage on a moving train; two cops involved in the shooting of a murder suspect are sent to bring back another suspect from the coast; also aboard their train is a crime kingpin, and one of the women in his entourage is similarly murdered . . . NOTE: Hollywood Beach is a restored 1956 sleeper-sun room lounge car under recent private ownership • Written & directed by Eric Straton; starring Frank Gorshin, David Regal, Rebecca Holden, Joe Loesch, Cosie Costa, Cecil Scaife, Gus Gillette, Randall Bentley, C.R. Bickerstaff, Arthur Cushman, Johnson West, Lisa Thornhill, Billy Ray Reynolds, Norm Hamburger, Pete Cummings, June Ormond, Cathy Martindale, Robert Ross, Sherytha Scaife, Gene Turnage • full credits at IMDb
Peter Pan Video color DVD [2/2005] out of prodn/used

"Horror Express" [Spain Jan 1973, USA Nov 1973]
Horror Express 1973 movie  In 1906, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it from China to Europe by train; during the trip, the monster thaws out and begins killing people; filmed in Spain • Directed by Eugenio Martín; written by Arnaud d'Usseau & Julian Zimet; starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa, Julio Peña, George Rigaud, Ángel del Pozo, Víctor Israel, Helga Liné, Alice Reinheart, José Jaspe, Vicente Roca, Juan Olaguivel {as the creature}, José Canalejas, Barta Barri, José Marco, Peter Beckman, Hiroshi Kitatawa, Allen Russell, Telly Savalas
90-minute Severin Films color Blu-ray [11/2011] 2 disks for $21.71
Synergy Ent. color DVD-R [9/2007] for $8.99
85-minute Digiview color DVD [4/2004] for $9.48
62-minute A2ZCDs color DVD-R [11/2015] for $9.95
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie [12/2014 upload; 1:26:50] online at YouTube

"How The West Was Won"  [M.G.M./Cinerama Feb 1963]
James R. Webb won Oscar for Best Original Script  won Oscar for Best Editing  won Oscar for Best Sound  
How The West Was Won movie co-directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall & Richard Thorpe  
Co-directed by John Ford [1894-1973], Henry Hathaway, George Marshall & Richard Thorpe; starring Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Harry Dean Stanton, James Stewart, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, John Wayne & Richard Widmark; Oscar nomina-tions for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Music, Best Costumes, won Oscars for Best Script, Best Editing, Best Sound; listed at National Film Registry 1997
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2008] 2 disks for $26.99
Warner Home Video Special Edition widescreen color DVD [9/2008] 3 disks for $8.60
Warner Home Video Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD [9/2008] 3 disks for $13.99
Warner Home Video color DVD [5/2007] out of prodn/used
Warner letterbox color DVD [7/98] out of prodn/many, many used
Warner color VHS [5/2000] for $14.95
Warner widescreen color VHS [5/2000] for $3.04
Rhino soundtrack double CD [1/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
How The West Was Won novelization by Louis L'Amour  
Novelization by Louis L'Amour [1963]
Bantam mass pb [8/84] for 5.99
Bantam mass pb [6/81] out of print/used
Bantam 9¼x6 hardcover [1982] out of print/used

"Human Desire" [Columbia Aug 1954]
Adaptation of Emile Zola's 1890 novel "La Bête Humaine"; directed by Fritz Lang; starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame,
Broderick Crawford & Edgar Buchanan • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Hurricane Express" 12-chapter sound serial
[Mascot Pictures/A.F.C. Aug 1932]
The Hurricane Express 12-chapter sound serial starring John Wayne   "A Thriller of The Roaring Rails" - Someone is trying to wreck the L&R Railroad, and when the chief engineer is killed, his airline pilot son takes over the job. Chapter Titles: 1. The Wrecker; 2. Flying Pirates; 3. The Masked Menace; 4. Buried Alive; 5. Danger Lights; 6. The Airport Mystery; 7. Sealed Lips; 8. Outside The Law; 9. The Invincible Army; 10. The Wrecker's Secret; 11. Wings of Death; and 12. Unmasked; the 81-minute feature version was edited down from seven chapters • Directed by J.P. McGowan & Armand Schaefer; starring John Wayne, Shirley Grey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Tully Marshall, Conway Tearle, Lloyd Whitlock, Edmund Breese, Matthew Betz & Alan Bridge • full credits at IMDb
A.F.A./Passion b&w DVD [7/2003] for $6.89
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [10/2006] for $7.98
Reel Enterprises b&w 77-minute feature version DVD [5/2007] for $9.95
included on "The John Wayne Cliffhanger Collection" 3-serial box set [2006]
Passport b&w digitally-remastered DVD set [7/2006] 5 disks for $17.99

"La Ilusión Viaja en Tranvía (Illusion Travels By Streetcar)"
[Mexico June 1954]
Illusion Travels By Streetcar movie directed by Luis Buñuel  A streetcar mechanic and a driver are told that their favorite streetcar #133 is being decomissioned (to the scrap heap). After getting drunk at a party, they decide to take #133 out for one last run, not charging passengers. After sleeping off their crazy rampage, they have endless trouble trying to return the street-car to the barn. Directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Carlos Navarro, Fernando Soto 'Mantequilla', Lilia Prado & Agustín Isunza
LionsGate double bill b&w DVD [9/2008] for $7.83 with Buñuel's "Nazarín" [1959]
Connoisseur Video b&w VHS [3/91] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade"  [May 1989]
Filmed in Australia, England, Germany, Italy, Jordan, and Spain, in California, Colorado,
Texas & Utah, and on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in New Mexico

"Iron Horse" TV series [ABC-TV 1966-68] /tt0059996/
Two-season 47-episode hour-long color TV series starring Dale Robertson; filmed in San Fernando Valley

"The Iron Horse"  [Fox Aug 1924 silent]
John Ford silent Iron Horse  When President Lincoln signs authorization to build a transcontinantal railroad, the chief contractor of one section and his daughter are helped by a childhood friend now riding for the Pony Express mail service. Directed by John Ford [1894-1973]; starring George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull {as Abe Lincoln}, Cyril Chadwick, Will Walling, George Waggner, Gladys Hulette & Fred Kohler
Fox b&w silent DVD [12/2007] 2 disks for $9.49
full credits from IMDb

"The Iron Mule" silent short [Tuxedo/Educational April 1925]
screen shot of the locomotive from 'The Iron Mule' 1925 silent short  A lively group of tourists takes an extended journey on a dilapidated train; filmed on the Pacific Coast Railway in San Luis Obispo County, California using a replica of Stephenson's Rocket, the same locomotive & cars used in Buster Keaton's "Our Hospitality" [1923] • Co-directed by Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle {as William Goodrich}, written & co-directed by Grover Jones, starring Al St. John
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
watch the short film free at Internet Archive [music added; 10:21]

"The Iron Road" 2-part TV movie [Aug 2009]
Iron Road TV movie   "An epic tale of passion, bravery, and courage" A Chinese girl disguises herself as a boy to get hired on a construction crew on America's Canadian Pacific Railroad in order to obtain a better life and also to find her missing father. Filmed in China and in British Columbia, Canada. Co-produced & directed by David Wu; starring Sam Neill, Betty Sun/Sun Li, Luke Macfarlane, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Kenneth Mitchell, Peter O'Toole, Ian Tracey, Gao Yun Xiang, Serge Houde & Charlotte Sullivan; won 3 Leo Awards, CSC Award
Entertainment One widescreen color DVD [2/2013] for $14.99
A.I.S. widescreen color DVD [9/2009] 2 disks for $28.10
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Jack & Jill" silent film [H.F. Films Dec 2016]
'Jack & Jill' modern silent short film  Country lad falls for a city girl, but neither wants to leave their familiar surroundings; filmed in the snow in Chicago & rural Illinois using a hand-crank 1922 16mm camera; includes shots of passenger trains on the Midland Central in snow; silent film (with piano music) runs to 17:10, followed by behind-the-scenes color outtakes • Written & directed by Eric H. Heisner; cinema-tography by Dan Farnam; starring E.H. Heisner, Erin Mosher, Clint Beach, Chad 'Bianco' Curtiss, Billie Beach, Ron Heisner, Andy Hare, Larry Werline, Scott Bratcher, David Malley
not listed on IMDb • watch full 12/2016 movie plus outtakes [28:54] online at YouTube

"Jesse James" [1939]

"John Henry" cartoon short
[Walt Disney Pictures Oct 2000]
John Henry 2000 Disney cartoon  10-minute Technicolor cartoon of the legend of 'steel-drivin' man' John Henry
Directed by Mark Henn; voices of Alfre Woodard, Geoffrey Jones, Tim Hodge,
Dave Murray & Carrie Harrington • full credits at IMDb
available on the "Disney's American Legends" video & DVD
Walt Disney Video color DVD [2/2002] for $10.67
Walt Disney Video color VHS [2/2002] for $13.43

"John Henry" episode of "Tall Tales & Legends" [] /tt0183310/

"The Legend of John Henry" cartoon short [1974] /tt0070296/

"Kansas Pacific" [Allied Artists Pictures Feb 1953]
lobby card for 1953 color Western movie "Kansas Pacific"  
poster for 1953 color Western movie "Kansas Pacific"  
Filmed in Cinecolor; location filming on the Sierra Railroad at Jamestown, California; in 1860, 'Bloody Kansas' was split between Union and pro-slavery forces, and the completion of the railroad to the West was important to both, with Southern sympathizers resorting to violence to prevent the railroad's success.
Produced by Walter Wanger; directed by Ray Nazarro; written by Dan Ullman; starring Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane, Harry Shannon, Tom Fadden, Reed Hadley, Douglas Fowley, Bob Keys, Irving Bacon, Myron Healey, James Griffith, Clayton Moore, Jonathan Hale
Echo Bridge Home Ent. color DVD [1/99] for $3.99
Synergy Ent. {low quality?} color DVD [5/2007] for $9.99
Alpha Video color? DVD [3/2005] for $16.97
United American Video color VHS [10/98] for $3.88
Timeless Multimedia color VHS [10/95] for $9.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch b&w version [7/2004 upload; 1:11:42] free online at Internet Archive
watch color version [5/2011 upload; 1:12:52] free online at Internet Archive

"Key System Presents: March of Progress" documentary [1945]
The Key Route System of streetcars, trolleys and buses operated from 1903 to 1960 in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area
Produced by Hugh Harman Productions; written & directed by Wallace Bosco; narration by Emory Green
watch movie [4/2011 upload; 20:29] online at YouTube
watch movie [11/2003 upload; 20:30] online at Internet Archive

"Kid Blue" [] about train robber w/DHopper

"Lady On A Train" [Universal Aug 1945]
Lady On A Train 1945 movie starring Deanna Durbin  Apparently, only the opening sequence takes place on a railroad, the rest was filmed at Universal in Hollywood; a young woman glances out the window of a train arriving at Grand Central Station and sees a murder in an office building; the police do not believe her report . . . Directed by Charles David; screenplay by Edmund Beloin & Robert O'Brien, based on a story by Leslie Charteris; original music by Miklós Rózsa; starring Deanna Durbin {dual role}, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce, George Coulouris, Allen Jenkins, Dan Duryea, Edward Everett Horton, Jacqueline deWit, Patricia Morison, Elizabeth Patterson, Maria Palmer, Samuel S. Hinds & William Frawley
Universal Studios b&w VHS [11/96] for $28.00
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
available on DVD as part of the Deanna Durbin 6-movie "Sweetheart Pack" [2004]
Universal Studios b&w DVD set [8/2004] 2 disks for $9.54
"Lady On A Train: A Bonded Mystery" [1945] by Leslie Charteris
Shaw Press movie tie-in mass pb [1945] out of print/used

"The Lady Vanishes" [Gaumont/M.G.M. Nov 1938]
The Lady Vanishes 1938 movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock  Train scenes filmed in Hampshire, England; when a train is forced to stay overnight at a small station in the mountains of Europe, a young woman talks to a nice old lady; in the morning, she realizes that the old woman is missing, and when everyone tries to convince her that there never was such a woman on board, she is determined to find out the truth. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; based on a novel by Ethel Lina White; starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty, Cecil Parke, Linden Travers, Naunton Wayne, Basil Radford & Mary Clare
Criterion b&w DVD [11/2007] 2 disks - out of prodn/many used
Criterion b&w DVD [5/98] out of prodn/many used
Public Domain Flicks b&w DVD [12/2008] for $19.95
U.A.V. Corp. b&w VHS [7/97] out of prodn/used
11"x17" poster {as at left} from Amazon for $3.66
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
The Wheel Spins / The Lady Vanishes novel by Ethel Lina White  
"The Wheel Spins" [1936 novel] by Ethel Lina White [1876-1944]
I Books / Otto Penzler mass pb [8/2004] out of print/used
Zebra / Otto Penzler mass pb [2/87] out of print/many used
Bloomsbury Publng 7½x5 pb [5/97] out of print/used
Hamish Hamilton, Ltd. hardcover [6/69] out of print/used

"The Lady Vanishes" remake [Hammer/Rank U.K. 1979]
The Lady Vanishes 1979 movie  Location filming in Austria, including train scenes; nearly identical plot, with a few names changed and setting changed to World War II. Directed by Anthony Page; new screenplay by George Axelrod, based on prior novel & movie; starring Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom, Arthur Lowe, Ian Carmichael, Gerald Harper, Jenny Runacre & Jean Anderson
not available on Region 1 DVD
U.A.V. Corp. color VHS [5/94] for $24.90
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Last Bandit" [1949] w/Bill Elliott /tt0041578/
Filmed in California, including on the Fillmore & Western Railroad

"The Last Train"

"Der Letzte Zug" [2006] /tt0460492/

"The Last Train" [Argentina 2002] /tt0303267/

"Last Train From Bombay" [Columbia Pictures 1952] /tt0044827/

"Last Train To Freo" [Australia 2006] /tt0848592/

"Last Train To Pittsfield" [1978] /tt1415277/
20-minute short of that last train along the mesmerizing Housatonic River

"Le Train" aka "The Last Train"  [Fox-Lira France Oct 1973]
The Last Train 1973 movie starring Jean-Louis Trintignant  A French radio repairman and his pregnant wife & their child flee the advancing Nazi Army on a train where he meets and falls in love with an attractive fugitive Jewish woman. Co-adapted & directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre; co-adapted by Pascal Jardin, based on the novel by Georges Simenon; starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Romy Schneider, Anne Wiazem-sky, Maurice Biraud, Paul Amiot, Nike Arrighi, Paul Le Person, Roger Ibáñez, Jean Lescot, Franco Mazzieri, Serge Marquand & Régine
B.C.I. / Eclipse color DVD [2002] out of prodn/used
American Home Ent. color VHS [4/95] for $19.95
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
The Train 1958 novel by Georges Simenon  
"The Train" [1958 novel] by Georges Simenon, Translated by Robert Baldick
Kindle Edition from Melville House [7/2011] for $8.40
Melville House/Neversink Library 8x5 pb [7/2011] for $10.53
publisher book page

"The Lightning Express" 10-chapter sound serial [Universal June-Aug 1930]
Chapter Titles: 1. A Shot In Ihe Dark; 2. A Scream of Terror; 3. Dangerous Rails; 4. The Death Trap; 5. Tower of Terror; 6. A Call For Help; 7. The Runaway Freight; 8. The Showdown;
9. The Secret Survey; and 10. Cleared Tracks
Produced & directed by Henry MacRae; adapted by Ford Beebe from "Whispering Smith Rides" by Frank H. Spearman; starring
Al Ferguson {as Whispering Smith}, Lane Chandler, Louise Lorraine, Greta Granstedt, J. Gordon Russell, John Oscar, Martin Cichy & Bob Reeves • full credits at IMDb

More info on real-life railroad detective James L. Smith and the many fiction & non-fiction books & stories and silent & sound movies
is on 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's "Whispering Smith" Page

"The Little Engine That Could"
The optimistic locomotive appeared in several magazines before publication in book form in 1920; the 'standard' version of the story was published by Platt & Munk,
New York City in 1930, under the pen-name Watty Piper and with illustrations by Lois Lenski. The story is referenced in Walt Disney's animated feature "Dumbo" [1941],
when the locomotive Casey Jr. hauls the circus train up a hill repeating the well known saying "I-Think-I-Can-I-Think-I-Can" and rolling down the hill saying
"I-Thought-I-Could-I-Thought-I-Could". Disney also produced a combination storybook and vinyl record circa 1970.

The Little Engine That Could book by Watty Piper  "The Little Engine That Could" [Platt & Munk 1930]
by {pseudonym} Watty Piper

Grosset & Dunlap 4¼x4¾ mini-hardcover [8/90] for $4.49
Grosset & Dunlap 7¼x8¼ hardcover [3/78] for $8.09
Grosset & Dunlap 9x9½ hardcover [8/90] for $13.98
book entry at Wikipedia
Little Engine That Could color cartoon short   "The Little Engine That Could" [Coronet Educational Films 1963]
ten-minute color cartoon short based on the children's book; no info at either IMDb or Wikipedia
watch full cartoon [3/2011 upload; 10:14] online at Internet Archive

"The Little Engine That Could" animated short
[Universal Studios video release 1991]
The Little Engine That Could 1991 animated short  "The Thrilling Animated Adaptation of The Cherished Children's Classic"
30-minute color animated film co-produced & directed by Dave Edwards;
screenplay by Ray Rhamey, based on the Watty Piper book
DVD/Blu-ray not available • MCA Home Video color VHS [9/96] for $22.92
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Little Engine That Could" animated video release
[Universal Animation Studios March 2011]
The Little Engine That Could 2011 animated feature  82-minute CGI-animated feature directed by Elliot M. Bour; voice actors
include Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson, Jim Cummings, Jamie Lee Curtis,
Chelsea Evered, Whoopi Goldberg & Rodney Saulsberry
Universal Studios widescreen color DVD [3/2011] for $5.48
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Living It Up" comedy musical [Paramount Pictures July 1954]
Living It Up 1954 comedy musical starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis  Technicolor™ remake of 1937 "Nothing Sacred" and the 1953 stageplay "Hazel Flagg"; special AT&SF Chief passenger train loaned for New Mexico scenes that were filmed in the Mojave desert; an unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying of radiation poisoning in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York City • Directed by Norman Taurog; written by James Street, Ben Hecht, Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson; co-produced by & starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis; music by Walter Scharf, 3 songs by Jules Styne; also starring Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold, Fred Clark, Sheree North, Sammy White, Sid Tomack, Sig Ruman, Richard Loo, Raymond Greenleaf, Walter Baldwin, Fay Roope, Art Baker, Stanley Blystone, Frank Branda, Frankie Darro, Franklyn Farnum, Fritz Feld, Eduard Franz, Kathryn Grant, Dabbs Greer, Jewel McGowan, Grady Sutton
Paramount Home Video widescreen color DVD [9/2016] for $22.98
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch official trailer [1/2015 upload; 1:44] online at YouTube

"Loco Locomotive" segment [Oct 1961]
on "The Yogi Bear Show" syndicated TV series
"Loco Locomotive" cartoon short starring Yogi Bear  Jellystone Park's new kiddie train ride wakes Yogi and Boo-Boo from their hibernation . . .
Produced by Hanna-Barbera for Screen Gems TV; main voices by Daws Butler & Don Messick
credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipediawatch full cartoon [7:16] online at Funnier Moments

"Locomotive Loco" segment [Feb 1960]
on the "Quick Draw McGraw" syndicated TV series
"Locomotive Loco" cartoon short starring Quick Draw McGraw  Bandit Loose Caboose steals the Golden Spike from the railroad . . .
Produced by Hanna-Barbera for Screen Gems TV; main voices by Daws Butler & Don Messick
credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipediawatch full cartoon [7:12] online at Funnier Moments

"The Lone Ranger" [2013]
Lots and lots of trains; see The 'Lone Ranger & Tonto' Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

"The Lonedale Operator"
[17 mins.; Biograph March 1911, rereleased Nov 1915]
Filmed in Inglewood, California; when her father becomes ill, a young girl takes over as telegraph operator at a lonely Western
railway station; a payroll train is on its way and two ruffians are planning to rob it; she holds them at bay until help arrives.

Produced & directed D.W. Griffith; written by Mack Sennett; starring Verner Clarges & Blanche Sweet; preserved by
MoMA-NYC and available only on "Treasures From American Film Archives" box setfull credits from IMDb

"Long Summer of George Adams" [] w/James Garner

"The Lost Express" 15-episode silent serial [Signal/Mutual Sept-Dec 1917]
The Lost Express 15-episode serial starring Helen Holmes  A train carrying a valuable formula for granular gasoline {sic} disappears enroute . . . Chapter Titles: 1. The Lost Express; 2. The Destroyed Document; 3. The Wreck At The Crossing; 4. The Oil Well Conspiracy; 5. In Deep Waters; 6. High Voltage; 7. The Race With The Limited; 8. The Mountain King; 9. The Looters; 10. Fire and Water (aka The Secret of The Mine); 11. When North Was South (aka A Fight For A Million); 12. Law Is Law (aka Daring Death); 13. Disowned (aka The Escape); 14. Trapped (aka Unmasked); 15. The Found Express (aka The Return of The Lost Express)
Co-written & directed by J.P. McGowan; co-written by Frederick Bennett; starring Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, Thomas G. Lingham, Omar Whitehead, William Brunton, Edward Hearn, John McKinnon, William N. Chapman
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"The Lost Express" silent feature [Rayart Pictures Aug 1926]
cover for DVD of 1926 'The Lost Express' feature starring Helen Holmes  Kidnapping and other drama aboard a millionaire's private train; the only surviving version is from a 48-minute 16mm print. Directed by J.P. McGowan; starring Helen Holmes, Jack Mower, Henry A. Barrows, Fred Church, Elita Proctor Otis, {baby} Lassie Lou Ahern, Eddie Barry & Martin Turner
Alpha Home Ent. b&w double-feature DVD [3/2012] for $7.98 with "In Danger's Path" [1915 short]
credits at IMDb

"Maine-Océan Express" [France April 1986] /tt0091461/
Several young people meet on the train from Paris to Saint-Nazaire on the Breton coast; upon arrival, the action is mostly at the beach.

"Malcolm" [Australia 1986]
poster for 'Malcolm' 1986 Australian comedy film  American poster for 'Malcolm' 1986 Australian comedy film  Charming Australian comedy film much like Britain's 1950s Ealing comedies; mechanical genius Malcolm is fired from his job with Melbourne's tramway (streetcar) company; he takes in a boarder named Frank who turns out to be a crook, then helps Frank rob several banks with ingenius variations of tram cars; filmed in Melbourne, Victoria and in Lisbon, Portugal. Co-produced & directed by Nadia Tass; written by David Parker; starring Colin Friels, Lindy Davies, Chris Haywood, John Hargreaves, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Beverley Phillips, Judith Stratford, Heather Mitchell & Tony Mahood
Televista color DVD [9/2007] for $24.95
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Mandie and The Cherokee Treasure"
[Lost World Pictures 2010]
Mandie & The Cherokee Treasure  Partly filmed on the Tweetsie Rail Road of North Carolina; direct-to-video family movie based on 'Mandie Series' book #2, set at the Turn of The Century; former orphan Mandie's Uncle John sets out on a mysterious mission, ordering Mandie to stay at home; but curious Mandie follows and discovers a Cherokee legend of a gold mine with a curse on it. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Joy Chapman; co-produced & co-written by Owen Smith; starring Lexi Johnson, William Smith Yelton, Amanda Waters, Terrell Anthony, Lisa Winters II, with Hayley Mills
Bridgestone color DVD-R [1/2011] for $5.70
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
"Mandie: The Cherokee Legend" [#2 = 1983] by Lois Gladys Leppard
Bethany House Publns mass pb [7/83] out of print/used
Bethany House Publns mass pb [7/83] out of print/200+ used

"Matt Clark, Railroad Detective
[Republic TV Jan 1954-March 1955]
won Emmy Award for Best Western TV series    
Matt Clark, Railroad Detective TV series on DVD  
"Based on Newspaper Files and Records" The 39-episode b&w Western TV series was called "Stories of The Century"; later syndication was called "The Fast Guns"; used much stock footage from Republic's Western features & serials; each episode had star Jim Davis and a female sidekick solve some problem with bad guys, usually interacting with a historical Western character, including Sam Bass, Billy The Kid {Richard Jaeckel}, 'Black Bart', Chief Crazy Horse, The Dalton Gang, The Doolin Gang, Geronimo, John Wesley Hardin, 'Doc' Holliday, Tom Horn, The James Gang, 'Black Jack' Ketchum {Jack Elam}, Bill Longley, Joaquin Murietta, Quantrill, Johnny Ringo, Belle Starr {Marie Windsor}, Tiburcio Vasquez, The Wild Bunch, The Younger Brothers, many others Starring Jim Davis, Mary Castle & Kristine Miller; guest actors included Don 'Red' Barry, Louise Beavers, James Best, Veda Ann Borg, John Dehner, Jack Kelly, Fess Parker, Paul Picerni, Slim Pickens, Denver Pyle, Lee Van Cleef, Stuart Whitman, Sheb Wooley & Victor Sen Yung
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [8/2007] 39 episodes on 3 disks for $15.67
St Clair Ent. Group b&w DVD [7/2005] 36 {sic!} episodes on 3 disks - out of prodn/used
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

watch the January 1954 'Billy the Kid' episode [26:33] online at Internet Archive
watch the February 1954 'Cattle Kate' episode [26:18] online at Internet Archive
watch the March 1954 'Doc Holliday' episode [25:48] online at Internet Archive

"Mickey's Choo-Choo" b&w sound cartoon
[Disney/Celebrity Media June 1929]
'Mickey's Choo-Choo' 1929 Disney cartoon short  Very simple early sound cartoon; Mickey oils and fuels his locomotive and feeds his dog, then Minnie arrives with her fiddle; the locomotive has trouble climbing a hill and slips backward, Mickey chases after the loose boxcar with Minnie on top, they crash into a farmer's wagon stranded on the tracks, the debris forms a handcar, and Mickey & Minnie ride away into a tunnel.
Directed & animated by Ub Iwerks; voices by Walt Disney
full credits at IMDbfilm entry at Wikipediawatch full cartoon [6:53] online at YouTube

"Midnight Limited" [Monogram Pictures March 1940]
Midnight Limited movie  Train shots are stock footage; the plot is simplistic B-movie fare. When a 'phantom robber' steals a fortune in jewels from a passenger on the Midnight Limited train to Canada, a railroad detective and his pretty assistant are assigned to the case; the crook robs three more times, and then commits murder; the detective disquises himself as a wealthy Canadian in an attempt to trap the killer . . . Directed by Howard Bretherton; script by Harrison Carter & Charles B. Williams; starring John 'Dusty' King, Marjorie Reynolds, George Cleveland, Edward Keane, Monte Collins, I. Stanford Jolley, Pat Flaherty, Herbert Ashley, Lita Chevret
Alpha Video b&w DVD [3/2005] for $7.98
full credits at IMDb

"Mr. Mouse Takes A Trip" color cartoon [Disney/R.K.O. Radio Nov 1940]
'Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip' 1940 Disney cartoon short  Mickey and Pluto need to get from Burbank to Pomona, but dogs are not allowed on the train - as conductor Pete makes perfectly clear; Mickey sneaks Pluto onto the train in his suitcase, but Pete finds out and chases them through the train. • Directed & animated by Clyde Geronimi; original music by Ed Love & Oliver Wallace; voices of Walt Disney {as Mickey}, Lee Millar {as Pluto} & Billy Bletcher {as Pete}
69-minute Disney Studios Home Ent. color/b&w DVD [4/2009] for $7.50
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $24.57
full credits at IMDbfilm entry at Wikipedia
watch full cartoon [9/2012 upload; 7:46] online at YouTube

"Murder In The Private Car" [M.G.M. June 1934] /tt0024359/
plot involves a kidnapped heiress, a runaway train, several on-board murders, and the wreck of a circus train

"Murder In The Pullman" /tt0165887/
two-reel short #8 [W.B./Vitaphone May 1932]; based on characters created by S.S. Van Dine
starring Donald Meek as Doctor Crabtree & John Hamilton as N.Y.P.D. Inspector Carr

"Murder On The Orient Express"
[E.M.I./Paramount Nov 1974]
Murder On The Orient Express movie poster  11"x17" movie poster available at AllPosters.com
The Orient Express is blocked by a snow storm, and famous detective Hercule Poirot is asked to solve the murder of a passenger. Directed by Sidney Lumet; based on the Agatha Christie novel; starring Albert Finney {as Poirot}, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, Richard Widmark & Michael York; won Best Supporting Actress Oscar [IB], nominated for Best Script Adaptation, Best Actor [AF], Best Cinermatography, Best Music, Best Costumes; won BAFTAs for Best Supporting Actor & Actress [JG & IB], nominated for 7 others including Best Film; won W.G.G.B. Award for Best Script
Paramount widescreen color DVD [7/2004] for $9.98
Paramount color VHS [2/98] 2 tapes / out of prodn/used
D.R.G. soundtrack CD [1/2003] for $9.98
full credits at IMDb
Murder On The Orient Express novel  
based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie [1890-1976]
Berkley mass pb [8/2004] for $6.99
Black Dog & Leventhal 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/2006] for $9.60

"Murder On The Orient Express" TV movie [British 2001]
Murder On The Orient Express tv movie  In a modern-day setting, Poirot's train is returning from Istanbul, and is blocked by a landslide • Directed by Carl Schenkel; starring Alfred Molina {as Poirot}, Meredith Baxter, Leslie Caron, Amira Casar, Nicolas Chagrin, Tasha de Vasconcelos, David Hunt, Adam James, Dylan Smith & Peter Strauss
Allumination color DVD [12/2005] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

Murder On The Orient Express 2017 movie poster  Murder On The Orient Express 2017 movie poster - red smoke  2017 color feature film [Fox Nov 2017]  11/2017
'Everyone is a suspect' • Filmed in Malta, Italy & England; co-produced & directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh {as Hercule Poirot}; adapted by Michael Green; also starring Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Lucy Boynton, Olivia Colman, Miranda Raison, Derek Jacobi, Tom Bateman, Marwan Kenzari, Sergei Polunin
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 6/2017 official trailer [2:26] online at YouTube
watch 9/2017 official extended trailer [3:50] online at YouTube

"My Little Chickadee" [1940]
starring W.C. Fields & Mae West

"The Mystery of The Blue Train"
[Granada/I.T.V./A&EDec 2005]
Mystery of The Blue Train novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Private detective Hercule Poirot takes a train to the French Riviera; an American heiress is murdered in her compartment, and her world-famous ruby is missing. Directed by Hettie Macdonald; teleplay by Guy Andrews, based on the Agatha Christie novel; starring David Suchet, James D'Arcy, Lindsay Duncan & Elliott Gould • episode credits at IMDb
A&E color DVD [5/2006] out of prodn/used
available as part of 4-disk set [Dec 2005] which also includes "Taken At The Flood" [April 2006], "After The Funeral" [Dec 2005], and "Cards On The Table" [Dec 2005]
A&E color DVD [5/2006] 4 disks for $49.99
"The Mystery of The Blue Train" novel [1928] by Agatha Christie [1890-1976]
Berkley mass pb [6/2000] for $6.99
Pocket mass pb [7/79] out of print/many used
Amereon 8¾x5¾ hardcover [1/99] for $22.95

"The Mystery Train"  [Standard Photoplay Co. Aug 1931]
Mystery Train 1931 movie  Passengers trapped on a runaway Pullman car. Co-written & directed by Phil Whitman; co-written by Hampton Del Ruth; starring Hedda Hopper, Marceline Day, Nick Stuart, Bryant Washburn, Al Cooke, Mary MacLaren, Carol Tevis, Joseph W. Girard, Spec O'Donnell & Eddie Fetherston
Alpha Video b&w DVD [7/2009] for $7.98
full credits at IMDb

"Mystery Train"  [Orion Pictures Nov 1989]
Jim Jarmusch's independent film does not have trains; the story begins at the Memphis train station.

"The Narrow Margin"
Narrow Margin 1952 poster  R.K.O. b&w feature film [May 1952] {French title "L’énigme du Chicago Express"}
A cynical cop escorts the tough-as-nails wife of a mobster from Chicago to Los Angeles by train for her testimony before a grand jury. Directed by Richard Fleischer; script by Martin M. Goldsmith, Earl Felton & Jack Leonard; starring Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Gordon Gebert, Jacqueline White, Queenie Leonard, David Clarke, Peter Virgo, Don Beddoe, Paul Maxey & Harry Harvey; Oscar nomination for Best Script
Turner b&w DVD [7/2005] for $17.99
Turner b&w VHS [4/91] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Narrow Margin 1990 remake   Carolco color remake of Sept 1990
A witness to a killing by a top Mafia boss goes into hiding; first the authorities find her, then the mob tries to rub her out. A deputy district attorney escorts her by train across Canada, with the bad guys hot on their heels. Adapted & directed by Peter Hyams; starring Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B. Sikking, J.T. Walsh, M. Emmet Walsh, Susan Hogan, Nigel Bennett, J.A. Preston & Harris Yulin
Lions Gate widescreen color DVD [11/98] for $12.99
Live/Artisan color VHS [12/93] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

"Nayak (The Hero)" [India 1966, USA July 1974]
poster for 'Nayak (The Hero)' movie by Satyajit Ray  Set on the Rajdhani Express train travelling overnight from Calcutta to Delhi {800 miles, 1300 km} in India; an insecure movie actor travels at the last minute in coach, meets a pretty feminist journalist, and reveals to her his troubled dreams and secret tales from his past. Written, directed & music by Satyajit Ray; starring Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen, Somen Bose, Nirmal Ghosh, Premangshu Bose, Sumita Sanyal, Ranjit Sen, Kamu Mukherjee, Susmita Mukherjee & Jogesh Chatterjee; won 2 awards at Berlin International Film Festival, won India's Silver Lotus Award
New York Film Annex b&w DVD [6/2006] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Nevada City" [1941]
starring Roy Rogers & George 'Gabby' Hayes • full credits at IMDb

"Night Passage" Western [Universal Pictures July 1957] /tt0050763/
Technicolor™ movie partly filmed on the Durango & Silverton RR in Colorado, including footage of the train traversing
the 'High Line' above the Animas River Gorge; starring James Stewart & Audie Murphy

"Night Train", Part 1

"The Night Train" [Egypt 1953] /tt0316102/

"Night Train" [Poland 1959] /tt0053176/

"The Night Train" [Finland 1996] /tt0118212/

"Night Train" [1998] /tt0169083/

"Night Train" video release [A-Mark April 2009]
Night Train 2009 video release starring Danny Glover  Filmed in Bulgaria; two train passengers and the conductor discover a dead fellow passenger, then find a package of diamonds on his person; they conspire to keep the gems, but their mutual trust soon unravels . . .
Written & directed by Brian King; starring Danny Glover, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn, Matthias Schweig-höfer, Takatsuna Mukai, Togo Igawa, Richard O'Brien, Jo Marr, Constantine Gregory, Harry Anichkin & Geoff Bell • full credits at IMDb
E1 Ent. color Blu-ray [7/2009] for $2.95 + s/h
National Ent. Media widescreen color Blu-ray [7/2009] for $8.83 with extras
National Ent. Media widescreen color DVD [7/2009] for $6.07

"The Night Train" [2011] /tt1361323/

"Night Train", Part 2

"Night Train For Inverness" [1960] /tt0054121/

"Night Train To Lisbon" [K-5 Film/Germany March 2013]  
Night Train To Lisbon 2013 movie  A Swiss college teacher chances upon a woman about to jump off of a bridge; he grabs her and she runs, but leaves behind a red raincoat with a book in the pocket. He follows the clues at hand and breaks with his cloistered life by impulsively boarding the night train bound for Lisbon, Portugal. Directed by Bille August; written by Greg Latter & Ulrich Herrmann, based on the bestseller novel by Pascal Mercier; starring Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, Tom Courtenay, August Diehl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Burghart Klaußner, Nicolau Breyner, Charlotte Rampling, Helena Afonso, Beatriz Batarda, Christopher Lee
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Night Train to Lisbon novel by Pascal Mercier  
"Night Train To Lisbon: A Novel (Nachtzug nach Lissabon)" [2004 bestseller]
by Pascal Mercier, Translated by Barbara Harshav

Kindle Edition from Grove Press [2008 edition] for $8.25
Grove Press 8¼x5½ pb [10/2008] for $13.03
Grove Press 9x6½ hardcover [12/2007] out of print/many, many used

"Night Train To Memphis" [1946] starring Roy Acuff & band /tt0038775/

"Night Train To Milan" [Italy 1963] aka "Il criminale" /tt0276037/

"Night Train To Munich" [1940] /tt0032842/

"Night Train To Paris" [1964] /tt0058402/

"Night Train To Venice" [1993] /tt0107683/

"Off The Rails: The Darius McCollum Story" documentary
[Zipper Bros Films April 2016]
Off The Rails documentary about Darius McCollum  The remarkable true story of a man with Aspergers syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes. • Co-produced & co-written by Tchavdar Georgiev; co-produced & co-written & co-directed by Adam Irving; featuring Darius McCollum, Charles Bilal, Sally Butler, Michael John Carley, Rey Cusicanqui, Jude Domski, Sherry Dooley, Wanda Forden, Michael Stuart Garfinkle, Howard Irving, Elizabeth Loebman, Elizabeth McCollum, Ray Sanchez, Marcia Scheiner, Lori Shery
Passion River widescreen color DVD [6/2017] for $14.29
full credits at IMDbofficial movie websitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 10/2016 official trailer [1:47] online at YouTube

"Off The Rails: Based On A True Story" [MarVista Ent./Lifetime Network Aug 2017]
Off The Rails TV movie on Lifetime  There are a few scenes on a commuter train; the 'inspired by true events' tale revolves around a train wreck that leaves one married woman with amnesia, with soap opera challenges as she discovers that her former self had a secret life . . .
Filmed around Troy, New York; directed by David Jackson; written by Tracy Andreen; starring Hannah Barefoot, Thomas Beaudoin, Andreas Damm, Andrea Cirie, Vanessa Kai, Nicholas Baroudi, Campbell Dunsmore, David Anthony Buglione, John Scurti, Robert Stoeckle, Leigh Strimbeck, Eric LaJuan Summers, Barbara Tirrell, Richard Marshall
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb
watch full TV movie [9/2017 upload; 1:22:25] online at YouTube

"Oh Mr. Porter!" [Gaumont U.K. Oct 1937]
Oh Mr. Porter! movie starring Will Hay  British stage, radio & movie comic Will Hay [1888-1949] stars as the new station master in an Irish village; railroad filming on the London & North Eastern Railway, on the Southern Railway, and on the then-closed Basingstoke & Alton Light Railway in Hampshire (all in the U.K.).
Directed by Marcel Varnel; starring Will Hay, Graham Moffatt & Moore Marriott
Region 1 VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Once Upon A Texas Train" TV movie
[Rastar/CBS-TV Jan 1988]
Once Upon A Texas Train 1988 TV movie directed by Burt Kennedy  Partly filmed on location at the Northern Nevada Railway Museum. Paroled after 20 years in prison, outlaw John Henry Lee seeks revenge on the Texas Ranger who put him there; when the outlaw robs a bank of $20,000 in gold, Ranger Capt. Hayes comes out of retirement to track him down again.
Co-produced, written & directed by Burt Kennedy; starring Richard Widmark, Willie Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Shaun Cassidy, Chuck Connors, Ken Curtis, Royal Dano, Jack Elam, Gene Evans, Kevin McCarthy, Dub Taylor, Stuart Whitman & Harry Carey Jr.
Echo Bridge Home Ent. color DVD + music DVD [9/2009] 2 disks for $5.41
Echo Bridge Home Ent. color DVD [8/2004] for $4.05
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"One More Train To Rob" [Universal Pictures June 1971]
poster for 'One More Train to Rob' 1971 Western movie  Partly filmed at Old Tucson Studios in Arizona and at Spahn Movie Ranch and Calabasas in California; After a train robbery, the gang lies low before dividing the spoils; but Hark is cornered and framed and sent to prison for 2½ years. When he gets out, he is determined to get his share of the loot . . . • Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen; starring George Peppard, Diana Muldaur, John Vernon, France Nuyen, Steve Sandor, Soon-Tek Oh, Richard Loo, Robert Donner, John Doucette, C.K. Yang, Marie Windsor, Timothy Scott, Joan Shawlee, Hal Needham, Harry Carey Jr., Jim Burk, Ben Cooper, Ray Dimas, Guy Lee, Charles Seel, George Chandler, Don 'Red' Barry, Pamela McMyler, Merlin Olsen, Phil Olsen, Lane Chandler & Walker Edmiston
Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD not available • full credits at IMDb
27"x41" poster from Amazon for $20.00

"Orient Express" [Romania Sept 2004]
'Orient Express' movie from Romania  An aging prince interacts distantly with his subjects, but they still have an effect on each others' lives . . .
Co-written & directed by and starring Sergiu Nicolaescu; co-written by Ioan Cãrmãzan & Corneliu Dragomir-escu, based on a novel by Tudor Teodorescu-Braniste [1899-1969[; also starring Gheorghe Dinica, Dan Bitt-man, Maia Morgenstern, Daniela Nane, Alina Chivulescu, Diana Dumbrava, Imola Kézdi, Ioana Moldovan, Marina Procopie, Dan Puric, Cristian Sofron, Valentin Teodosiu, Florin Zamfirescu, Vlad Zamfirescu
Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD not available • full credits at IMDb
watch full movie with no subtitles [1:53:34] online at YouTube

"Our Hospitality" [Schenck/M.G.M. Nov 1923]
Hospitality + Sherlock  A young man raised in the city learns that he has inherited property in the wilds of Appalachia; disre-garding the family feud between the Canfields and the McKays, he travels by train and meets and falls for a local girl. Visiting her family, he learns that they are Canfields but that 'Southern hospitality' prohibits killing a guest in one's house; the Canfields are determined to get him outside so that they can kill him. Location filming in Oregon and Truckee, California; co-directed by Buster Keaton & John G. Blystone; written by Jean C. Havez, Clyde Bruckman & Joseph A. Mitchell; starring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Roberts, Ralph Bushman, Craig Ward, Monte Collins, Joe Keaton & Kitty Bradbury
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
newer Kino Intl. disks include "The Iron Mule" 2-reeler [1925] with the same rickety train
Kino Intl. Ultimate Edition 75-min. b&w Blu-ray [3/2011] for $22.00
Kino Intl. Ultimate Edition 75-min. b&w DVD [3/2011] for $21.85
older Kino DVD/VHS also contains "Sherlock Jr." [BKP/M.G.M. 1924]
Kino Video b&w DVD [11/99] out of prodn/used
Kino Video b&w VHS [11/2001] for $27.42
watch the full film free at Internet Archive [1:13:10]

"Out of Scale" color cartoon [Disney/R.K.O. Radio Nov 1951]
'Out of Scale' 1951 Disney cartoon short  Donald Duck has built a large-scale model railroad in his back yard; he removes a real-life tree that is 'out of scale'; when Chip and Dale return and find their home gone, they realize that the scale-model house is just right for them . . . • Produced by Walt Disney; directed by Jack Hannah; voices of Clarence Nash, Dessie Flynn & James MacDonald
full credits at IMDb • no entry at Wikipedia • watch full cartoon [7:25] online at YouTube

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