Alas, the Toronto Film Society continues its invasion of British cinema throughout August. As with last month, which saw screenings of 60 Glorious Years and Too Many Crooks, each Monday night will host a double bill of classic British films.
First up on August 13, 2012 is the pairing of locomotive thrillers from the 1940s, The Ghost Train sees its passengers stranded at a haunted station in Cornwall, while Sleeping Car to Trieste stages a battle of spies along the Orient Express. The following week’s programme has the Scottish social comedy Storm in a Teacup shares an upbeat evening with the shoplifting antics of Martha Rutherford in Trouble in Store. The final programme, on August 27, hosts an evening of police dramas from the 1950s. The first is The Blue Lamp, an early faux-documentary film in which a young cop avenges his mentor’s murder, while Tiger Bay is the dramatic tale of a young murder witness played by then-newcomer Hayley Mills in a BAFTA winning role.
Another British Invasion screens each Monday throughout the month at the Carlton Cinema. The programmes start 7:30pm sharp. For more information, visit the Toronto Film Society.