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Night Train to Munich (1940)

Not Rated | | Thriller, War | 29 December 1940 (USA)
When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dickie Randall a.k.a. Gus Bennett
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Karl Marsen (as Paul von Hernried)
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Naunton Wayne ...
James Harcourt ...
Axel Bomasch
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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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The last of seven films Margaret Lockwood made with director Carol Reed. The others are _Midshipman Easy (1935)_; _Who's Your Lady Friend? (1937)_; _Three on a Weekend (1938)_; _A Girl Must Live (1939)_; _The Stars Look Down (1940)_; and _Girl in the News (1940)_. See more »

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When they arrive in Munich the first Gestapo car has a Mercedes hood ornament but appears to be a Packard, probably a model Super 8. The Packard Super 8 has a distinctive grill shape and small fins on the headlight housings, as does the car in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Controller: I thought it unwise to speak in front of Bomasch. So far we've made no impression on him.
Gus Bennett: [who is pretending to be Major Herzoff] I do not agree. He looks ten years older.
Controller: My orders are to obtain quick results.
Gus Bennett: At the Reich, we are rather inclined to believe that the knuckle-duster is the best diplomatic weapon.
Controller: Do I understand that you question ?
Gus Bennett: I question nothing. I am an army officer.
Admiral Hassinger: Personally, I do not follow any of this at all.
Gus Bennett: Bomasch is not the man to be bullied into cooperation, sir.
Controller: ...
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Spun-off from The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

German National Anthem (Das Lied der Deutschen)
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Composed by Joseph Haydn
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Charters and Caldicot Hit One For The Home Team
31 January 2001 | by (Costilla NM, USA) – See all my reviews

I disagree with the user who commented that these two fine characters are a couple of "English Dolts". English they most certainly are and that is the point. Dolts they are most certainly not. The writer uses them as comic relief and to parody the British Middle and Upper Class mentality that ignored Facisim in Europe for so long. Their preoccupation with cricket, tennis and golf is but a tool. Mistaking "Mein Kampf" for a marital aid is both a joke and a jab at English ignorance of matters concerning the Continent. One can almost here them make that classic comment attributed to another Englishman; "the Wogs begin at Calais." Their bumbling actions are an example of English self deprecating humor. I have enjoyed these two characters in a number of films and only wish they had appeared in more.


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