The Last Journey

The Last Journey is a 1936 British drama film directed by Bernard Vorhaus and starring Godfrey Tearle, Hugh Williams and Judy Gunn.[1]

The Last Journey
Directed byBernard Vorhaus
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byJohn Soutar
H. Fowler Mear
Joseph Jefferson Farjeon
StarringGodfrey Tearle
Hugh Williams
Judy Gunn
Mickey Brantford
Music byW.L. Trytel
CinematographyWilliam Luff
Percy Strong
Edited byLister Laurance
Distributed byTwickenham Film Distributors Ltd. (UK)
Atlantic Pictures Corporation (US)
Release date
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A train driver (Julien Mitchell) on his last journey before retirement thinks his fireman is having an affair with his wife. The driver intends to kill himself and his passengers by crashing the train. The train is filled with colourful characters, including a psychoanalyst who persuades the driver not to do it.



The film was made at Twickenham Studios and is considered a quota quickie.[2]

Critical reception

The New York Times wrote, "there are some engaging directorial touches, and there is some excellent photography" ;[3] and Britmovie noted a "gripping low-budget b-movie portmanteau thriller featuring fast-cutting from director Bernard Vorhaus and impressive location shooting on the Great Western Railway."[4]



  • Richards, Jeffrey (ed.). The Unknown 1930s: An Alternative History of the British Cinema, 1929- 1939. I.B. Tauris & Co, 1998.

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