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Continental Express (1939)

The Silent Battle (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 1 March 1942 (USA)
A mystery thriller set aboard the Orient Express bound for Istanbul. A girl is blackmailed into throwing a bomb at the president of a fictional Balkan state with the intention of starting another major war.

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Draguisha
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Bordier
Muriel Aked ...
Mme. Duvivier
George Devine ...
Sonneman
John Salew ...
Ernest
Kaye Seeley ...
Bostoff
Carl Jaffe ...
Rykoff
Megs Jenkins ...
Louise
Arthur Maude ...
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Aboard a continental express train, Draguisha is the instrument of a terrorist revolutionary party which seeks to kill the prime minister of Bosnia, free its political prisoners, among whom is Draguisha's father, and thusly precipitate a war in Europe. Jacques Salvin, a member of the French secret police, foils the plot and returns Draguisha to the protective arms of Bordier, her fiancée and a French newspaperman. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Film debut of Megs Jenkins. See more »

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Remake of La bataille silencieuse (1937) See more »

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