Train Of Events

  • 1949
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Divided into four segments, this film surveys the impact a London train crash has on several passengers. "The Engine Driver" focuses on a driver who is making his last run before an awaited promotion. The accident in which the train is involved is the fault of his daughter's boy friend. In "The Actor" Peter Finch is a thespian leaving for America with a...read more

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Divided into four segments, this film surveys the impact a London train crash has on several passengers. "The Engine Driver" focuses on a driver who is making his last run before an awaited promotion. The accident in which the train is involved is the fault of his daughter's boy friend. In

"The Actor" Peter Finch is a thespian leaving for America with a case containing the body of his wife, whom he has murdered because she was sleeping around. The police are ready to nab him when the crash occurs and he is killed. The last of the grim tales (the predominant mood of the film is very

somber indeed), "The Prisoner of War," tells of an unloved orphan girl who is helping a German POW escape, having obtained a ticket to Canada for him. But with all the havoc caused by the crash, he steals off, unaware that his ticket to freedom has been lifted by the wind from the dead orphan's

open handbag. "The Composer," the only bright story, is about a conductor-composer with a wandering eye who tells his latest lover that their affair is over because she had muffed a note at the orchestra's last concert. Surviving the crash, she attempts to get even with him at the next

performance, making eyes at a violinist, but the conductor is too busy preparing for his next conquest to really notice. The film ends on an upbeat note; the old engine driver cycles off from the railroad yard on his way to his new job.

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