2 hrs. 15 mins.
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Two cracking British pre-war thrillers – both famous for the amount of rare and unique British railway footage they feature! The Last Journey (1935) features Julien Mitchell as a steam train driver who goes mad and decides to crash his train. Return of a Stranger (1937) is the story of a murder suspect desperately trying to clear his name.
The Last Journey – Bernard Vorhaus directs this cracking Twickenham 1935 production. Film train driver Bob Holt (Julien Mitchell) is distraught with his upcoming compulsory retirement and also believes his wife is having an affair with his fireman. The day arrives for his final journey and aboard his train are various passengers with their own problems. Bob suffers a mental breakdown and drives the train at high speed ignoring all signals. Great train sequences, a must for train fans. Picture and sound restored to very good quality.
Return of a Stranger – Griffith Jones and Rosalyn Boulter star in this 1937 Premier/Safford production, directed by Victor Hanbury. A young chemist (Griffith Jones) elopes with the bosses daughter, (Rosalyn Boulter) a murder is committed in their hotel and the chemist is suspected of the murder. He flees the country and years later, now a successful scientist returns to try and clear his name. Lots of train sequences and a good old fashioned melodrama make for an entertaining film. An interesting part played by Ellis Jeffries as the old Lady Wall, her only film role. Picture and sound are of excellent quality.
….Mesmerisingly watchable… –Radio Times –Radio Times
Superior handling from Vorhaus… –British Film Institute