5.6/10
93
8 user 1 critic

Passenger to London (1937)

| Thriller | 1937 (UK)
(1937) John Warwick, Jenny Laird, Paul Neville, Ivan Wilmot. This is a great B British crime film. A British agent, carrying important papers, is knifed to death on a passenger train. ... See full summary »

Writers:

David Evans (story), David Evans (screen play)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Warwick John Warwick ... Frank Drayton
Jenny Laird ... Barbara Lane
Paul Neville Paul Neville ... Vautel
Ivan Wilmot Ivan Wilmot ... Veinberg
Aubrey Pollock Aubrey Pollock ... Sir James Garfield
Victor Hagan Victor Hagan ... Carlton (as Victor Hagen)
Nigel Barrie ... Sir Donald Frame
Sybil Brooke Sybil Brooke ... Miss Parker
Dorothy Dewhurst Dorothy Dewhurst ... Proprietress
Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A bus carrying prisoners on their way to jail, is hijacked by a gang, who want to free one of the passengers. The rest of the prisoners are locked in a petrol soaked barn, and warned not to... See full summary »

Director: Montgomery Tully
Stars: Terence Longdon, Jennifer Jayne, Harry Fowler
Eyewitness (1956)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When she has a fight, with her husband, Lucy runs out of the house, and into a night of terror. She heads for the local cinema, and in doing so, becomes the only eyewitness to a couple of ... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box
Stars: Donald Sinden, Muriel Pavlow, Belinda Lee
The Terror (1938)
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A mysterious criminal mastermind plots a spectacular gold robbery, then after the robbery is completed he makes sure his gang is caught by the police, keeps the gold and disappears. After ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bird
Stars: Wilfrid Lawson, Bernard Lee, Arthur Wontner
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A mother wishes for the return of her dead son, and that wish is granted by a charm made from a severed monkey's paw.

Director: Norman Lee
Stars: Milton Rosmer, Megs Jenkins, Michael Martin Harvey
Hell Drivers (1957)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss' rackets.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins
Dead Man's Folly (TV Movie 1986)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.

Director: Clive Donner
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton, Constance Cummings
The Boys (1962)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1962 London, four troublesome teenagers are charged by the police with robbing a garage and murdering the night watchman.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Richard Todd, Robert Morley, Dudley Sutton
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A woman has been sentenced to death by hanging. Her cousin believes she is innocent and he works against time to prove it before she is executed.

Director: Wolf Rilla
Stars: Dennis Price, Rona Anderson, Ronald Howard
Jackpot (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A safe in 'The Jackpot Club' is robbed of £6,000. The police and the owner of the club want to track down the safecracker, but for very different reasons.

Director: Montgomery Tully
Stars: William Hartnell, Betty McDowall, Eddie Byrne
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A scheming widow tries to persecute three old ladies, but fate takes its revenge on her.

Director: Montgomery Tully
Stars: Mary Merrall, Ellen Pollock, Amy Dalby
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A physicist finds himself drawn into an investigation to track down a spy at his research station.

Director: Ronald Kinnoch
Stars: Marshall Thompson, John Loder, Henry Oscar
Edit

Storyline

(1937) John Warwick, Jenny Laird, Paul Neville, Ivan Wilmot. This is a great B British crime film. A British agent, carrying important papers, is knifed to death on a passenger train. Before his murder, he plants the papers in the trunk of a female passenger. Who will reach her first, the police or the killers? A taut, well-staged climax helps make this forgotten crime film a must-see. From 16mm.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

spy | See All (1) »

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

User Reviews

 
Spies on a Train
31 January 2020 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

An early quickie made for Fox British in which director Lawrence Huntingdon shows nascent promise in the scene in the train between Neufchâtel and Dieppe played out without music, relying for suspense largely on just the noise of the train; on which a couple of extremely mean-looking foreign spies played by Ivan Wilmot and Paul Neville are at large, the latter (who carries a flick knife) even looking a bit like Eric Pohlmann (then still resident in Vienna).

The fatalistic line "One government's as good as another. I don't know what all the fuss is about!" sadly still resonates eight decades later.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1937 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Visatone Sound Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed