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Train Ride to Hollywood (1975)

Harry Williams, member of the rhythm & blues band, Bloodstone, is about to go onstage for a concert when he is hit on the head. The rest that follows is his dream. The four band members ... See full summary »

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Charles R. Rondeau

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Dan Gordon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willis Draffen Jr. Willis Draffen Jr. ... Himself
Charles Love Charles Love ... Himself
Charles McCormick Charles McCormick ... Himself
Harry Williams Harry Williams ... Himself
Michael Payne Michael Payne ... Producer / Eric
Guy Marks ... Humphrey Bogart
Jay Robinson ... Dracula
Jay Lawrence Jay Lawrence ... Rhett Butler / Clark Gable
Phyllis Davis ... Scarlett O'Hara
Roberta Collins ... Jean Harlow
Bill Oberlin Bill Oberlin ... W.C. Fields
John Myhers John Myhers ... Sheik
Tracy Reed ... Stupid bimbo
Gerri Reddick Gerri Reddick ... Rhythm Professor
Peter Ratray Peter Ratray ... Nelson Eddy
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Storyline

Harry Williams, member of the rhythm & blues band, Bloodstone, is about to go onstage for a concert when he is hit on the head. The rest that follows is his dream. The four band members become conductors on a train filled with characters and (impersonated) actors from the 1930s, such as W.C. Fields, Dracula, and Scarlett O'Hara. Various songs are featured. The singing conductors are obliged to solve a mystery; Marlon Brando is murdering Nelson Eddy, Jeanette McDonald and others by suffocating them in his armpits. A wacky funeral, a fight with a gorilla, and the threat of being turned into a wax museum figure are all part of Harry's dream. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Train See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jay Lawrence does an impression of Clark Gable in Stalag 17 (1953) using the same line "Now see here, Scarlett... I'm crazy about you and always have been. I gave you kisses for breakfast, kisses for lunch, and kisses for supper... and now I find that you're eating out" See more »

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Sh-Boom
Written by James Keyes, Claude Feaster, Floyd McRae and James Edwards
Performed by Bloodstone
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Bloodstone's Harry Williams & his Wacky Dream
23 March 2004 | by chemiche3See all my reviews

Train Ride to Hollywood is a musical comedy. Bloodstone's Harry Williams is fascinated with Hollywood and its famous actors of old. He falls and hits his head just before going on stage, no thanks to their producer (Michael Payne) tugging on his leg. The movie is his dream, a goofy dream at that.

There are auditions in Hollywood and they need to take a three-day train ride to get there. The only problem is they don't have the money for train tickets. So they trick real railway workers and steal their uniforms. The train's passengers consist of a Sheikh and his harem, W.C. Fields, Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler, a loveable Dracula, The Godfather, Humphrey Bogart, Jean Harlow, Nelson Eddie and Jeanette MacDaonald and others. Bloodstone turns into detectives ala Sherlock Holmes following a double murder. Guess the killer couldn't stand Nelson Eddie and Jeanette MacDonald's continuous singing. A wacky funeral, fight with a gorilla, and threat of being turned into a wax museum figure are all part of Harry's dream.

Dance numbers are good especially the memorable Train Ride number filmed in L.A's Union Station. (Funny thing is they start at Union station and end there). I've watched it over and over again. Charles McCormick and his falsetto voice are wonderful in the number with the Rhythm professor. Charles Love singing to Tracy Reed is also great to watch. Too bad there is no soundtrack for this film. The movie is overall fun.


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