Union Station (1950)





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Union Station is a tense crime thriller in the tradition of The Naked City that unfolds in Los Angeles. William Holden plays railroad worker Lt. William Calhoun. Calhoun goes into action when Lorna Murchison (Allene Roberts), the sightless daughter of millionaire Henry Murchison (Herbert Heyes), is kidnapped by ruthless Joe Beacon (Lyle Bettger). The abduction is witnessed by Joyce Willecombe (Nancy Olson), Murchison's secretary. Using the handful of clues provided by Joyce, Calhoun and his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Sydney Boehm
On DVD: Jul 27, 2010
Paramount Pictures


as Lt. William Calhoun

as Joyce Willecombe

as Inspector Donnelly

as Marge Wrighter

as Joe Beacom

as Lorna Murcall

as Henry Murcall

as Gus Hadder

as Vince Marley

as Vince Marley

as Detective Shattuck

as Detective Gottschalk

as Detective Fay

as Detective George Ste...

as Detective Ross

as Howard Kettner

as Pretty Girl

as Young Man Masher

as Conductor Skelly

as Priest

as Mrs. Willecombe

as Landlady

as Patrolman

as Patrolman

as Patrolman

as Ambulance Driver

as Ambulance Driver

as Conductor

as Employee

as Stationmaster

as Horace

as Detective

as Detective

as Detective

as Police Car Driver

as Cowboy

as Hayseed

as Messenger

as City Slicker

as City Slicker

as Counterman

as Messenger

as Hackett

as Doctor

as Doctor

as Police Stenographer

as Projectionist

as Charles

as Freddie

as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Union Station

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | December 24, 2003
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

An exciting kidnapping story despite the routine plot.

Full Review… | December 23, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | December 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Union Station

Watched this one on Netflix Stream, a awesome movie about a kidnapping. Supposed to be on Long Island, Had towns Westhampton, Freeport, Riverview, gave the impression of NYC crime, whole film was actually made in California. This is awesome film noir at its best, a blind girl is kidnapped and a ransom must be made. Will keep you on the edge of your seat. 5 stars. 3-10-13

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


requiring a big dose of suspension of disbelief from the get go but, that aside, a very good low budget thriller. nice pairing of young william holden and nancy olson in the same year they did 'sunset blvd'. funny to see barry fitzgerald as the police inspector threatening suspects and telling his men, 'make it look accidental'

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Someone's kidnapped the blind daughter of a wealthy tycoon and the L.A.P.D. is hot on their trail. William Holden and Nancy Olson are united once again (see also Sunset Boulevard) in this crime drama set mainly in L.A.'s Union Train Station.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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