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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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Charters and Caldicot Hit One For The Home Team See more (41 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:
"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:
The small, uncredited role of a sailor speaking Esperanto was Academy Award winning actor Hugh Griffith's first role on film.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: While on the train Randall refers to the English / British being led by Churchill. The film is set in September 1939 when the Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain. At the time Winston Churchill was merely a back-bench MP until the 3rd Sept when he was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty and given a seat on the War Cabinet; he would not become Prime Minister until May 1940.See more »
Quotes:
Gus Bennett:Are you sure it was Gus Bennett they said ?
Anna Bomasch:Yes, I'm certain.
Gus Bennett:Your father's not in the song business ?
Anna Bomasch:No.
Gus Bennett:Well, it's beyond me. How did you lose him ?
Anna Bomasch:He escaped.
Gus Bennett:He escaped ? You mean, he's still at large ?
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Movie Connections:
Spin off from The Lady Vanishes (1938)See more »
Soundtrack:
If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)See more »

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42 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Charters and Caldicot Hit One For The Home Team, 31 January 2001
Author: John G. Lapin (jglapin@uswest.net) from Costilla NM, USA

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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