Night Train for Inverness

Night Train for Inverness

Directed by Ernest Morris
Produced by Edward J. Danziger
Harry Lee Danziger
Written by Mark Grantham
Music by Albert Elms
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by Spencer Reeve
Distributed by Paramount British Pictures (UK)
Release dates
January 1960 (UK)
Running time
69 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Night Train for Inverness is a black and white 1960 British drama film directed by Ernest Morris and starring Norman Wooland, Jane Hylton and Dennis Waterman.[1][2] It is notable as the film debut of Dennis Waterman.[3]


Roy Lewis, just released from jail, kidnaps his young son Ted and takes him on a train bound for Inverness. However, Lewis doesn't know that Ted is diabetic and faces death without regular insulin injections. Meanwhile, a police manhunt is launched.

Partial cast

Critical reception

TV Guide gave it two out of four stars, calling it an "average drama."[4] while The List gave it three out of five stars, and wrote, "this tight, train-bound 1960 thriller has a lot to commend it...Gutsy (for its time) and very watchable."[5]


  1. "Night Train for Inverness (1960)". BFI.
  2. "Night Train for Inverness (1960) - Original Print Info -". Turner Classic Movies.
  4. "Night Train For Inverness".
  5. "Night Train to Inverness". The List.
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