Film competition – part 6


A still from the opening sequence of Citizen Kane

Nobody identified the picture of the porter unloading crates as a still from the ‘newsreel’ sequence in Citizen Kane so the point goes to us! The scorecard now reads as follows: Gavin Whitelaw in the lead with 2 points, Alex Fitch, Mike Winslow and Dyspozytor – one point each.

Citizen Kane is one of the greatest films ever made. It was the first film that Orson Welles was to direct, he also played the leading character and contributed to the screenplay. Though made 70 years ago, the film’s original positioning as a modern American story remains true, even today.


A still from today’s mystery film

Today’s mystery film should be well known in British railway enthusiast circles, so no clues. First one to post the right answer gets the point.

3 Responses to “Film competition – part 6”

  1. Mike Winslow Says:

    Can this be Train of Events with Jack Warner?

  2. Gavin Whitelaw Says:

    Train of Events

  3. Gavin Whitelaw Says:

    I actually fell asleep while wartching Citizen Kane at the cinema (1980s re-release and NOT the original 1940 screenings!) so was not able to remember the newsreel sequence.

    My guess at Grapes of Wrath was entirely due to the headgear the guy was wearing and after I posted I was not 100% sure at all of my attribution as I remembered it as a rather depressing road based movie rather than having any rail sequences in it.

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