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The Runaway Bus (1954)





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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, Rovi


Frankie Howerd
as Percy Lamb
Margaret Rutherford
as Miss Cynthia Beeston
George Coulouris
as Ernest Schroeder
Petula Clark
as Stewardess 'Nikki' Nicholls
Belinda Lee
as Janie Grey
Terry Alexander
as Peter Jones
Toke Townley
as Henry Waterman
Terence Alexander
as Peter Jones
John Horsley
as Inspector Henley
Anthony Oliver
as Duty Officer
Stringer Davis
as Administrative Officer
Lisa Gastoni
as Receptionist
Frank Phillips
as Newsreader
Sam Kydd
as Chief of Security
Michael Gwynn
as Transport Dispatcher
Marianne Stone
as Uniformed Airport Hostess
Lionel Murton
as American Traveller
Jimmy Young
as Traveller
Tedwell Chapman
as American Traveller
Richard Beynon
as Transport Officer
Alistair Hunter
as Detective Spencer
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A modestly amusing caper film from producer, writer and director Val Guest.

May 16, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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