Union Station

Synopsis: Secretary Joyce Willecombe grows suspicious of two men boarding her train and is referred to 'Tough Willy' Calhoun, head of the Union Station police. The all-seeing, no-nonsense Calhoun is initially skeptical, but the men (who escape) prove to be involved in a kidnap case. Calhoun calls in equally tough police Inspector Donnelly, but the ruthless kidnapper's precision planning stays one jump ahead of them. Most of the action centers around bustling Union Station.
Director(s): Rudolph Maté
Production: Paramount Pictures
81 min

Don't bother, Charlie!

I'll see you next Friday, Lorna.

You've got 20 minutes to wait,

Miss Willecombe.

- We'll wait with you.

- You will not, you're late enough already.

We should have dropped you

at the doctor's office first.

There's no hurry, he'll tinker

with a dozen instruments.

"Turn your head up and to

the left, Miss Murchison."

"Now to the right, Miss Murchison."

"I don't want to raise any false

hopes, Miss Murchison, but..."

One of these days that "but"

is going to work for me.

Well, you better get started, Charlie.

Maybe this'll be the day.

- I'll phone you tomorrow, Lorna.

- All right, Joyce. Bye!

Oh! Lorna, wait!

I'm still wearing your scarf.

- Thank you. Bye.

- Bye!


Tickets, please!

Riverview next!

All aboard!

Ticket, sir.


Shreveport next!

Conductor, please! There's a

man inside carrying a gun.

Well, maybe he's got a right to

carry it, a lot of people have.

I know. I know. But, he and the other

man were just racing the train in a car!

- Who else saw this gun?

- I don't know, but I certainly did!

People are always seeing things on

trains. I have my tickets to collect!

Aren't you gonna do anything about it?

They might have done something!

Maybe a holdup.

They both got out of the same car and now

they're sitting apart like strangers.

I have 22 years in this job, lady,

and I didn't keep it by minding

my passengers business.

- And as long as people...

- I'd rather not hear anymore lecturing!

- If you don't intend to do anything

about it, I... - All right!

I'll do what the regulations

say I should,

I'll wire ahead and have a cop waiting

for you at Union Station.

I'll get you the head man

himself, Lt Calhoun.

You tell Willy Calhoun about it.


- Another crackpot.

- Want me to take it?

No, I'm gonna make the rounds anyway.

Nothing's done right unless

'Tough Willy' does it himself.

- How long you been working here?

- Four weeks tomorrow, Lieutenant.

You need 25 years before you're

eligible for pension!

And you won't make it!

Not if you ever call me Willy.

Not in my station, Manny!

You ought to know better!

I know, Lieutenant.

I thought it was mine.

- Yeah, when did you get out?

- Last Tuesday.

City Police will want to talk to him

about violating parole. I gotta meet 42.

- Look, Lieutenant! Really! Listen, I really

didn't do anything. - Come on. Come on.

- Local 42, Jenny. What time?

- 6:
15. Track 12.

- Can you make the hockey game tonight?

- Swell! What time...

Wish I could go, I'm working.

Oh, no...

I'm getting lucky.

Book the two con men.

- All right. Break it up!

- Hey, what is this?

I beg your pardon!

This is a friend of ours here.

Your attention, please.

The interurban local train number 42,

due at 6:
15 is now arriving on Track 12.

Here's your man, Miss.

Lieutenant Calhoun.

- Hi.

- How do you do?

Let's go inside, take a look at them

where they won't notice us.

What's all this talk about

armed criminals?

- I imagine you think I'm a fool too?

- Please, keep your voice down.

I'm only interested in one thing, Miss.

Armed criminals. What about 'em?

I was coming from my employer's home

in Westhampton and... Here they come!

The man with the suitcase has a gun.

You stay here. I'll be back

for the rest of the story.

The two guys by the mailbox, Eddie.

Tail them.

Well, it may be nothing so watch

yourself, we don't want any lawsuits.

All right, Miss. What's your

name and address?

I don't see why that's quite necessary.

There isn't any reason for me

to get mixed up in this.

There are lots of reasons. You came

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Sydney Boehm

Sydney Boehm (April 4, 1908 – June 25, 1990) was an American screenwriter and producer. Boehm began his writing career as a newswriter for wire services and newspapers before moving on to screenwriting. His films include High Wall (1947), Anthony Mann-directed Side Street (1950), the sci-fi film When Worlds Collide (1951), and the crime drama The Big Heat (1953), for which Boehm won a 1954 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. Boehm was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 4, 1908 and died in Woodland Hills, California on June 25, 1990 at age 82. more…

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