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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:
An exciting precursor to James Bond himself. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Until now (as of 2011), this film has not been released in Germany at all.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:
Station Master:[to Charters and Caldicott who are sitting on a baggage cart] You can't sit here.
Charters:Why not ?
Station Master:This truck is required. Come on. Off, off, off, off, off, off.
Charters:I suppose these bags aren't required too ?
Station Master:Off, off, off, off, off, off, off.
Charters:Pushed about from pillar to post by this railway ever since we got on the train.
Caldicott:Yeah, everything we sit on seems to be required.
Charters:It's monstrous.
Caldicott:We shall write to the company about this. You're not at war with England yet, you know.
Station Master:But you are mistaken. France declared war this afternoon. Und England declared war this morning. So ! Achtung !
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Where Eagles Dare (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Only Love Can Lead the WaySee more »

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
An exciting precursor to James Bond himself., 4 March 2004
Author: Bob from Los Angeles, California

Carol Reed's wonderful and interesting style of suspenseful film (seen in all its glory in 'The Third Man') is evident in this early spy flick. Rex Reed is an OSS operative who must journey deep into the heart of the Third Reich to rescue an important scientist before the Nazis can make full use of him. The characters are not just two-dimensional although they may seem that way; they use every trick and opportunity to get through their sticky situation. The sudden appearance of two of the characters from Hitchcock's 'The Lady Vanishes' is a real treat, too!

The story itself is very intricate, with crosses and double-crosses and random occurances causing problems in our hero's way. The film is successfully able to weave genius storytelling, great acting, and effective cinematography to make it an intriguing spy film that is surely ahead of its time! And the finale is certainly an indicator of what the James Bond films would bring us years later.

Even though it was filmed in the beginning of WWII, it is not a stereotypical, or dull, film. A must-see!

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