Mail Train

Mail Train

Gordon Harker
Director: Walter Forde Cast: Gordon Harker
Gordon Harker
, Alastair Sim
Alastair Sim
, Phyllis Calvert
Phyllis Calvert
Walter Forde


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One of the few "Inspector Hornleigh" films to gain a wide US distribution, Mail Train stars Gordon Harker as Hornleigh and Alastair Sim as his dumb-like-a-fox assistant Sergeant Bingham. Borrowing a bit from the 1939 British box-office hit Night Train, the plot pits Hornleigh and Bingham against a clever gang of Nazi espionage agents. Most of the action takes place aboard a speeding train, with our heroes never quite certain who can be trusted and who can't. Phyllis Calvert contributes to the intrigue as one Mrs. Wilkinson, who is, as the phrase goes, not all she seems to be. With Walter Forde in the director's chair, it shouldn't be surprising that Mail Train contains as many laughs as thrills.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2015
UPC: 0644827319725
Original Release: 1941
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 7,249

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gordon Harker Inspector Hornleigh
Alastair Sim Sgt. Bingham
Phyllis Calvert Mrs. Wilkinson
Edward Chapman Mr. Blenkinsop
Charles Oliver Dr. Wilkinson
Raymond Huntley Dr. Kerbishley
Percy Walsh Inspector Blow
David Horne Commissioner
Peter Gawthorne Colonel
Wally Patch Sergeant Major
Betty Jardine Daisy
O.B. Clarence Prof. Mackenzie
John Salew Mr. Tomboy
Richard Cooper Actor
Cyril Cusack Actor
Bill Shine Actor
Edward Underdown Actor

Technical Credits
Walter Forde Director
Edward Black Producer
Jack Cox Cinematographer
Arthur Crabtree Cinematographer
R.E. Dearing Editor
Val Guest Screenwriter
Frank Launder Screenwriter
Louis Levy Score Composer
J.O.C. Orton Screenwriter

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