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The Runaway Bus

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When heavy fog prevents all aircraft from leaving London airport, a group of passengers take an airline bus to get them to an alternative airport. However, one amongst their number is the mastermind behind a bullion robbery at the airport… who is particularly keen to escape…

This hugely entertaining comedy thriller has Frankie Howerd as the hapless bus driver, while Festival favourite Margaret Rutherford is among the passengers and lovely Petula Clark is the stewardess. This was Frankie Howerd’s film debut. While topping the bill at the London Palladium, he had been persuaded by director Val Guest to appear in this film. At first reluctant, he eventually agreed – but, fortunately for us, only if Miss Rutherford, his favourite comedy actress, would also be in it. Great fun!

UK : 74mins : 1954 : BW : Certificate ‘U’

Directed by Val Guest


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