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Toccata for Toy Trains

USA, 1957 (MIFF 1958, Fun in the Drawing Room)

Director: Charles Eames, Ray Eames

A film about toy trains-mostly old. A journey from roundhouse and yards to station, and out through countryside and village to destination. Characters and props are al! real toys.

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