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Director:
Writers:
Gordon Wellesley (based on an original story by)
Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
29 December 1940 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Laughs! Thrills! Excitement!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A traitor? A double agent? A gentleman? See more (40 total) »

Cast

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Margaret Lockwood ... Anna Bomasch

Rex Harrison ... Dickie Randall a.k.a. Gus Bennett

Paul Henreid ... Karl Marsen (as Paul von Hernried)
Basil Radford ... Charters
Naunton Wayne ... Caldicott
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)
Morland Graham ... Teleferic Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Baxter ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jane Cobb ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Arthur Denton ... Deckchair Attendant (uncredited)
Ian Fleming ... Official at Home Office, MI5 (uncredited)

Hugh Griffith ... Sailor (uncredited)
Irene Handl ... Station Master (uncredited)
Bryan Herbert ... Inspector on Train (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Horne ... Official at Prague Steel Works (uncredited)
Allan Jeayes ... Prisoner in Concentration Camp Lineup (uncredited)
Albert Lieven ... Concentration Camp Guard (uncredited)
Howard Marion-Crawford ... SS Officer Checking Passes (uncredited)
G.H. Mulcaster ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Oliver ... SS Officer at Concentration Camp (uncredited)
Winifred Oughton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Wally Patch ... Fisherman (uncredited)
J.H. Roberts ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Billy Russell ... Adolf Hitler (uncredited)

Torin Thatcher ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Wilfred Walter ... Official at Prague Steel Works (uncredited)

John Wengraf ... Concentration Camp Physician (uncredited)
Ben Williams ... Train Steward (uncredited)
Pat Williams ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Pardoe Woodman ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Carol Reed 
 
Writing credits
Gordon Wellesley (based on an original story by)

Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) (as Sydney Gilliat) and
Frank Launder (screenplay)

Produced by
Edward Black .... producer
 
Original Music by
Louis Levy (uncredited)
Charles Williams (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Otto Kanturek (photography)
 
Film Editing by
R.E. Dearing 
 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky  (as Vetchinsky)
 
Production Management
Maurice Ostrer .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roy Ward Baker .... second unit director (uncredited)
Douglas Peirce .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Maurice Carter .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
B.C. Sewell .... sound supervisor
Sydney Wiles .... recording (as S. Wiles)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Davis Boulton .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
 
Other crew
Michael Gordon .... cutting
Leslie Frewin .... publicist (uncredited)
Jo Harcourt .... continuity (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Crooks Tour" - USA (alternative title)
"In Disguise" - USA (alternative title)
"Night Train" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
95 min | USA:90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Full Range Recording System)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
As noted in the opening caption, the action of the film takes place during the year preceding the Second World War (beginning with the Anschluss of Austria into the Third Reich in March 1938) and closes on the night of Sunday September 3rd 1939 (the day the United Kingdom declared war on Germany).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the background, a radio reports that Adolf Hitler has just ordered a counter-attack against Poland as Dickie Randall begins his mission in Germany. After the passage of just one night, it is reported that Britain is at war with Germany. However, Germany attacked Poland on 1st September and Brtain went to war with Germany on 3rd Spetember, hence there would actually have been two intervening nights.See more »
Quotes:
Admiral Hassinger:You really believe that you can influence a girl in a matter of hours ?
Gus Bennett:Shall we say... overnight ?
Admiral Hassinger:I see.
Karl Marsen:Knowing Fraulein Bomasch, sir, I doubt whether even his qualities will make any impression on her.
Gus Bennett:You aren't acquainted with my qualities.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Where Eagles Dare (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Your Heart Skips a BeatSee more »

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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A traitor? A double agent? A gentleman?, 17 January 2004
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

Carol Reed directs this thriller in the Hitchcock tradition. A Czech scientist(James Harcourt)and his daughter(Margaret Lockwood)are pursued by Nazis. The pair escape to England, but Lockwood is captured and placed in a concentration camp in hopes of influencing her father to cooperate with the Germans. The lovely Lockwood escapes to rejoin her father only to have the pair kidnapped and taken back to Germany. A British agent(Rex Harrison)in disguise as a German officer infiltrates the German high command and tries to get the couple out of Germany by way of a night train to Munich. Nazi faithful Paul Henreid does his best to spoil the escape. My favorite scene involves the cable-car in the Swiss Alps. Harrison is outstanding. Supporting cast includes: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Roland Culver and Austin Trevor. The intelligent script is witty with room for a little deadpan humor.

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