THE FLYING SCOTSMAN

THE FLYING SCOTSMAN

Available on:
DVD

Starring:
Moore Marriott, Pauline Johnson, Raymond Milland, Alec Hurley

Director:
Castleton Knight

Certificate:
PG

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Arguably the first full length British Film to use sound, The Flying Scotsman features daredevil stunts performed on the real eponymous locomotive (that serviced the London to Edinburgh route), and the screen debut of Ray Milland (The Lost Weekend, Dial M For Murder, Markham). The day before his retirement an old engine-driver Bob (Moore Marriott) is forced to report his stoker, Crow (Alec Hurley), for drunkenness. Crow is fired and vehemently warns Bob he will make trouble for him and his new crew. On the day of Bob’s last run his daughter Joan (Pauline Johnson) is aboard the train to help celebrate. After discovering his new stoker Jim (Milland) and his daughter are sharing an illicit love Bob is furious, little does he know Crow has secretly boarded the train and separates the train from its carriages with disastrous consequences.