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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 »
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Plot:
When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Just what was pumping on the Siegfried Line? See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Margaret Lockwood ... Anna Bomasch

Rex Harrison ... 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)
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:
"Night Train" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
USA:90 min | UK:95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Full Range Recording System)
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Trivia:
The very first scene is a fairly accurate depiction of the Berghof, Adolf Hitler's mountainside residence near Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg in Bavaria. The home was famous for its huge picture window which overlooked mountain scenery and was often used to impress visiting foreign VIP visitors.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Anna Bomasch:You know, if a woman ever loved you like you love yourself, it would be one of the great romances of history!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off from The Lady Vanishes (1938)See more »
Soundtrack:
Das Lied der DeutschenSee more »

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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Just what was pumping on the Siegfried Line?, 20 February 2005
Author: theowinthrop from United States

This film was made at a point of frustration and fear for the British. They had bumbled into a frightening war against a truly evil foreign government, and had watched helplessly as their ally fell. It is a mark of the strength of British character that this movie was made, complete with a healthy dollop of comedy in it (including self-parody). Basically the film acknowledges the treachery and evil of the Nazis and their collaborators (Paul Henried here), and the failure of the British to successfully account for it in the period of Chamberlain's government (Baldwin's previous government had tried to counter it but faced overwhelming pacifist spirit in the Labor and Tory Parties). Rex Harrison (aided by Basil Radford and Naughton Wayne) represent the Britain that pulls itself together to use the same deceit to snatch back what was lost.

As noted in several comments above, Radford and Wayne are Charters and Caldicott again, still traveling on continental trains, discussing cricket matches, and proving up to fighting the enemy if that enemy shows it's hands. Harrison looks almost dashing (complete with monocle) in his Nazi disguise outfit. He makes the comment about the Siegfried Line at one point...and nobody ever has explained it. The best single line belongs to Raymond Huntley, as a Nazi officer trying to understand whether the comment "This is a fine country we live in" was meant as a put down or not. After being left alone for a moment or two, he repeats it with different emphasis on "fine country". Then looking at the camera with complete honesty he says "This is a bloody awful country we live in." I am sure British audiences in 1940 fully agreed with Huntley.

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