When John North, a budding author, pulls the communication cord of a late night train that is taking him away on a weekend with his publisher's wife, he sets in motion a series of events that lead to a train crash, a murder, and a police manhunt, but all is not what it seems.
A Man in Conflict With Himself
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Most of the people listed in the newspaper as killed in the train crash were actually names of the movie crew: Jack Hanbury, Desmond Mavis (Davis), Joan Davis, Erwin Hillier, and Ivan King. See more
The train stops unexpectedly when the communication cord is pulled. A goods train subsequently collides with it. A member of the Railway Accident Investigation Department believes that the pulling of the communication cord "caused" the collision. While rear-end collisions on railways are not unknown, railways have complex systems to prevent them. These systems too may fail, but no railway official would believe that an unexpected stoppage would "cause" a collision. See more
Everything's gone the way I wanted it since the time you decided to run away with my wife.