The Last Journey (1935)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The "Grand Hotel" format was mixed with elements from the popular railroad melodramas Rome Express and The Ghost Train in the British The Last Journey. The scene is a speeding passenger train, peopled by the usual polyglot of commuters. There's a pair of pickpockets, a detective in pursuit of those crooks, an eloping couple, a jilted suitor, a whining sourpuss, and so on and so forth. What none of these worthies know is that their ride may well be their last on Earth: The crazed engineer (Julien Mitchell), forced into retirement, intends to kill himself and his passengers by crashing the train. Fortunately, there's yet another passenger on this particular journey: A psychoanalyst (Godfrey Tearle), who anxiously tries to persuade Mitchell to give up his suicidal intentions before it's too late.

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accident, aging, craziness, engineering, extramarital-affair, jealousy, psychiatry, railroad, retirement, scheme, suicide, suicide-attempt, train [locomotive], train-disaster, wall, wife