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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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Karl Marsen (as Paul von Hernried)
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James Harcourt ...
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Dr. Fredericks
Wyndham Goldie ...
Dryton
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Roberts
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Capt. Prada (as Austen Trevor)
Kenneth Kent ...
Controller (as Keneth Kent)
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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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Laughs! Thrills! Excitement!

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Thriller | War

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The second of four cinematic appearances by Charters and Caldicott (played by Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne). They first appeared in The Lady Vanishes (1938), also written by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder. They later appeared in Crook's Tour (1941), and in Millions Like Us (1943), which was also written by Gilliat and Lauder. See more »

Goofs

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

Karl Marsen: I'm afraid I must ask you to drop this little comedy. It's very entertaining but I have certain formalities to attend to.
Anna Bomasch: Comedy ? What do you mean ?
[hands tea to Bennett]
Gus Bennett: Oh, thank you.
Karl Marsen: You're merely pretending to be infatuated with this man. There's no such person as Major Herzoff. He's a British agent trying to get you and your father out of Germany.
Anna Bomasch: You must be crazy.
[to Bennett]
Anna Bomasch: Ulrich !
Gus Bennett: I don't propose to waste the time of the Gestapo denying it.
Karl Marsen: Thank you.
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Soundtracks

German National Anthem (Das Lied der Deutschen)
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Composed by Joseph Haydn
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A true suspense film !
22 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Rex Harrison plays against type to great effect in Sir Carol Reed's NIGHT TRAIN. the atmospere of the film is suitable foggy and dismal and the screenplay keeps you on edge. Harrison demonstrates a keen sense of underplay that until this point he never had a chance to play on screen. A film to be savored.


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