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The Runaway Bus (1954)

The Runaway Bus





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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
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On DVD: Nov 27, 2007


Margaret Rutherford
as Cynthia Beeston
Petula Clark
as Lee Nichols
George Coulouris
as Edward Schroeder
Toke Townley
as Henry Waterman
Terry Alexander
as Peter Jones
Belinda Lee
as Janie Grey
John Horsley
as Inspector Henley
Anthony Oliver
as Duty Officer
Stringer Davis
as Administrative Offic...
Lisa Gastoni
as Receptionist
Frankie Howerd
as Percy Lamb
Frank Phillips
as Newsreader
Marianne Stone
as Travel Girl
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A modestly amusing caper film from producer, writer and director Val Guest.

Full Review… | May 16, 2009
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