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Night Train to Munich (1940)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Thriller, War  |  29 December 1940 (USA)
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When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him, but the Gestapo manage to kidnap them both back ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Lockwood ...
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Gus Bennett
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Karl Marsen (as Paul von Hernried)
Basil Radford ...
Naunton Wayne ...
James Harcourt ...
Axel Bomasch
Felix Aylmer ...
Dr. Fredericks
Wyndham Goldie ...
Dryton
Roland Culver ...
Roberts
Eliot Makeham ...
Schwab
Raymond Huntley ...
Kampenfeldt
Austin Trevor ...
Capt. Prada (as Austen Trevor)
Kenneth Kent ...
Controller (as Keneth Kent)
C.V. France ...
Admiral Hassinger
Frederick Valk ...
Gestapo Officer (as Fritz Valk)
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Storyline

When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him, but the Gestapo manage to kidnap them both back to Berlin. As war looms, British secret service agent Gus Bennet follows disguised as a senior German army officer. His ploy is the not unpleasant one of pretending to woo Anna to the German cause. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy | Thriller | War

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Release Date:

29 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night Train  »

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(Full Range Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The very first scene is a fairly accurate depiction of the Berghof, Adolf Hitler's mountainside residence near Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg in Bavaria. The home was famous for its huge picture window which overlooked mountain scenery and was often used to impress visiting foreign VIP visitors. See more »

Goofs

When Dickie and Anna come downstairs in the hotel elevator, the shadow of the elevator platform is moving down, but the shadows of the people inside the elevator are standing still. See more »

Quotes

Kampenfeldt: It's been reported to me that you've been heard experessing sentiments hostile to the fatherland!
Schwab: What - me, sir?
Kampenfeldt: I warn you, Schwab, this treasonable conduct will lead you to a concentration camp.
Schwab: But, sir, what did I say?
Kampenfeldt: You were distinctly heard to remark,
[sarcastic]
Kampenfeldt: "This is a fine country to live in."
Schwab: Oh no, sir. There's some mistake. What I said was,
[upbeat]
Schwab: "This is a FINE country to live in!"
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Carol Reed has created a classic in the same mould as Hitchcock's ‘Lady Vanishes'
22 July 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A wonderful spy thriller, has Margaret Lockwood as Anna

Bomasch, the daughter of a Czech scientist, who is whisked off to England for safety, when the

Germans invade. Lockwood is imprisoned in a concentration

camp. Later she meets up with Karl Marsen (Paul Henreid ) and

they engineer an escape together and meet up with her father in

England. When the Germans recapture them, Gus Bennett (Rex

Harrison a M.I.5. agent) is assigned to bring them back. Lockwood and Harrison spark off each other wonderfully well, and

in a small role is Irene Handl, but the film is almost stolen by Basil

Radford, and Naunton Wayne, as the two cricket loving Englishmen, who were such a big hit in Hitchcock's ‘Lady

Vanishes'. After seeing this film for the umpteenth time, it is every bit as good

as ‘Lady Vanishes' and well worth recommending.


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