Cinema: Milk Train

SILVER STREAK

Directed by ARTHUR HILLER Screenplay by COLIN HIGGINS

George Caldwell is not much of a hero, but once aboard the Silver Streak, a sleek train bound from Los Angeles to Chicago, he finds heroism thrust upon him. George (Gene Wilder) is the kind of guy who has his hands full even when he's not carrying anything, so he is hardly equal to the challenge. Say this for him though: he is a dogged fellow, and his blithering persistence manages to keep the villains tellingly off balance.

When George first got on the train,...

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