Night Train for Inverness

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Night Train for Inverness
"Night Train for Inverness" (1960).jpg
Directed by Ernest Morris
Written byMark Grantham
Produced by
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited bySpencer Reeve
Music by Albert Elms
Distributed by Paramount British Pictures (UK)
Release date
January 1960 (UK)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Night Train for Inverness is a black and white 1960 British drama film directed by Ernest Morris and starring Norman Wooland, Jane Hylton and Dennis Waterman. [1] [2] It is notable as the film debut of Dennis Waterman. [3] The film was referenced in an episode of the Minder Podcast. [4]



Roy Lewis, just released from gaol, kidnaps his young son Ted and takes him on a train bound for Inverness. However, Lewis doesn't know that Ted is diabetic and faces death without regular insulin injections. Meanwhile, a police manhunt is launched.

Partial cast

Critical reception

TV Guide gave it two out of four stars, calling it an "average drama." [5] while The List gave it three out of five stars, and wrote, "this tight, train-bound 1960 thriller has a lot to commend it...Gutsy (for its time) and very watchable." [6] The film historians Steve Chibnall and Brian McFarlane say "it generates genuine suspense from a neatly plotted screenplay". [7]

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