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Night Train to Munich (1940)

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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 ...
Anna Bomasch
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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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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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nazi | escape | england | train | hitchcockian | See more »

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29 December 1940 (USA)  »

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"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 13, 1946 with Rex Harrison reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

Although the credits name Raymond Huntley's character as Kampenfeldt, the dialogue (and his office door at the German Admiralty) give it as Kampfeldt. See more »

Quotes

Charters: I bought a copy of Mein Kampf. Occurred to me it might shed a spot of light on all this... how d'ye do. Ever read it?
Caldicott: Never had the time.
Charters: I understand they give a copy to all the bridal couples over here.
Caldicott: Oh, I don't think it's that sort of book, old man.
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If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)
Music by James P. Johnson
Words by Henry Creamer
Whistled by Rex Harrison while waiting in the hotel room in Berlin.
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Excellent Early World War II Thriller
5 July 2001 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An intrepid British spy boards the NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH in a desperate attempt to rescue a scientist & his beautiful daughter from the Nazis.

Here is an excellent wartime thriller, with just the right amount of puckish humor to keep the film from becoming too heavy. Very fine acting & excellent production values add tremendously to the success of the film, with director Sir Carol Reed showing hints of the style which would distinguish his postwar crime classic, THE THIRD MAN, a decade hence.

Margaret Lockwood is lovely, but she is given remarkably little to do outside of looking anxious or scared. Not to worry, the action is carried admirably by the male side of the cast, most notably Sir Rex Harrison as the British agent. Whether glibly singing silly songs or engaged in deadly gun battles in the Bavarian Alps, he carries off his role with his characteristic aplomb.

Paul Henreid completes the quasi-romantic triangle. Menacing & sophisticated, he is an excellent example of Nazi determination & evil. Sir Felix Aylmer, very effectively playing against type, wraps his unique voice around the small part of a German spy master. Roland Culver, Torin Thatcher & Ian Fleming - the character actor, not the author - might be glimpsed in cameo roles.

Fans of Sir Alfred Hitchcock's splendid THE LADY VANISHES (1938) will be heartened at seeing the return of the characters Charters & Caldicott, those criquet-mad twits, played by the original actors, Basil Radford & Naughton Wayne. Their initial performances had proved so successful that they were given the opportunity to reprise the roles several times, this being the most successful of their reappearances. Their inclusion here, about two-thirds into the story, gives the film a decided lift, making the whole procedure jolly good entertainment.


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