The Runaway Bus

Overview

Lantern-jawed British comedian Frankie Howerd, best known to American TV fans as the star of the raucous historical satire Up Pompeii, heads the cast of The Runaway Bus. Howard plays Percy Lamb, a novice bus driver assigned to drive a coach from one London ariport to another. Alas, the city is enveloped in a thick fog, and poor Percy gets lost, along with his half-dozen passengers and a hidden cache of stolen gold. Most of the film's best moments go to Margaret Rutherford as a not-so-sweet old lady and Belinda ...
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Overview

Lantern-jawed British comedian Frankie Howerd, best known to American TV fans as the star of the raucous historical satire Up Pompeii, heads the cast of The Runaway Bus. Howard plays Percy Lamb, a novice bus driver assigned to drive a coach from one London ariport to another. Alas, the city is enveloped in a thick fog, and poor Percy gets lost, along with his half-dozen passengers and a hidden cache of stolen gold. Most of the film's best moments go to Margaret Rutherford as a not-so-sweet old lady and Belinda Lee as a spy-novel addict. Petula Clark, who was already a top recording star in 1954, appears as a perky airline hostess.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/4/2007
  • UPC: 018619410479
  • Original Release: 1954
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  • Source: Televista
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:17:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 63,868

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Margaret Rutherford Cynthia Beeston
Petula Clark Lee Nichols
George Coulouris Edward Schroeder
Toke Townley Henry Waterman
Terry Alexander Peter Jones
Belinda Lee Janie Grey
John Horsley Inspector Henley
Anthony Oliver Duty Officer
Reginald Beckwith Collector
James Brown
Tedwell Chapman
Cyril Conway
Stringer Davis Administrative Officer
Lisa Gastoni Receptionist
Michael Gwynn
Frankie Howerd Percy Lamb
Alastair Hunter
Sam Kydd
Arthur Lovegrove
Lionel Murton
Frank Phillips Newsreader
Marianne Stone , Travel Girl
Jimmy Young
Technical Credits
Val Guest Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Ronald Binge Score Composer
Douglas Myers Editor
Stanley Pavey Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Runaway Bus
1. Grounded [8:27]
2. Coach 13 [10:05]
3. Robbery [1:24]
4. Fog [4:41]
5. Information [5:53]
6. Trouble [5:36]
7. A Village [9:29]
8. Sniper [4:58]
9. Who's Who [4:18]
10. Suspicion [9:20]
11. Slow Down [6:30]
12. Mad [2:22]
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Disc #1 -- Runaway Bus
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