Busses Roar (1942)

Genres - Action, Drama, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Long before Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock joined forces in Speed (1994), there was the strikingly similar Warner Bros. B-picture Busses Roar. A gang of Axis spies decide to use a California passenger bus to secretly transport a demolition bomb to a coastal oil field. The bomb is set to go off upon arrival, wiping out the passengers along with the oil deposits. Among those passengers is Army sergeant Ryan, who senses that something's amiss and then races against time to save himself and the others from being blown to smithereens. Another of the hapless commuters is played by Eleanor Parker, making an excellent impression in her first feature film appearance.



war, agent [representative], bomb, bus, espionage, fate, ill-fated, Japan, nightmare, photography, premonition, suspect, target [object of attack], terminal [station], ugly, violence