I’m looking for some great movies set primarily on trains.
I watched Silver Streak last night, and was pretty disappointed. The setup was great – a Hitchcockian thriller/comedy set aboard the express train from L.A. to Chicago – but things quickly went downhill. Most annoyingly…
Gene Wilder kept getting thrown off the frickin’ train!! This led to endless pointless sidetrips as he tried to get back to the Silver Streak, cutting the action completely dead. Plus, generally it was just too long, and was neither very funny or exciting.
But seeing it did get me psyched to see some good railroad movies. The two classics I can already thing of are “The Lady Vanishes” and “Murder on the Orient Express.” Any others? “Strangers on a Train” doesn’t count, because the train, from what I remember, only appears at the beginning.