Train of Events (1949)

Genres - Action, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Disaster Film  |   Release Date - Aug 18, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The British Train of Events explores the consequences of a railroad accident from four different viewpoints. Jack Warner plays the engine driver, whose daughter's boy friend is responsible for the crash. Peter Finch plays a homicidal actor whose "perfect murder" of his wife is thwarted by the wreck. Lonely orphan girl Joan Dowling is killed while trying to help her fellow passenger, duplicitous German POW Laurence Payne, escape. The fourth story is the humorous tale of a woman scorned (Valerie Hobson), who survives the crash with a renewed determination to get even with her composer-conductor lover (John Clements).

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perspectives, train-disaster, actor, orphan, POW (Prisoner of War), survivor, train-conductor, murder