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Berlin Express (1948)

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A multinational group of train passengers become involved in a post-World War II Nazi assassination plot.

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Charles Korvin ...
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Robert Coote ...
Sterling
Reinhold Schünzel ...
Walther (as Reinhold Schunzel)
Roman Toporow ...
Lt. Maxim Kiroshilov
Peter von Zerneck ...
Hans Schmidt (as Peter Von Zerneck)
Otto Waldis ...
Kessler
Fritz Kortner ...
Franzen
Michael Harvey ...
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Tom Keene ...
Major (as Richard Powers)
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In divided Germany just after WWII, people from many different countries are passengers on a train. When one of the passengers, a German working for peace, is kidnapped by people who don't want his ideas to work, the others must set aside their differences and work together to find him in time for an important conference. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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The first Hollywood production in Germany after World War II. See more »

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Around the time of the incident in Sulzbach, that is supposed to take place when the train is in Germany, the train is running on the left side. It shows that the shooting was done in France, where trains run on the left side, but not in Germany, where they run on the right side. See more »

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Narrator: [voiceover] On a warm June day in the Rue Saint Martin in Paris there was a disturbance. Members of the French press were protesting their being barred from a secret conference. Inside, representatives of the United Nations were hearing a report from the head of a special fact-finding commission - a man named Dr. Heinrich Bernhardt. Bernhardt had a long proven record on international affairs. His report was sharp and concise. Facts and figures about turning the four allied zones of ...
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During the opening credits, a title card states that the photography of Berlin and Frankfurt is used with the cooperation of the occupying armies. See more »

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A lightning ride through shambles of post-war Europe
9 February 2001 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

Heretical though it may be, I prefer this movie to The Third Man; good though the latter film is, it can't possibly live up to the reputation that has accrued around it over the years. Both are poignant -- even shocking -- glimpses into the shambles that was post-war Europe (though neither can compare, for realism, with, say, Rossellini's Open City). The brutal "assassination" comes swiftly and without warning, and if the intrigue seems a little tired, the actual locales in Frankfurt and Berlin have a timeless documentary force. Robert Ryan isn't as effective as he was playing edgy, unbalanced protagonists, and Merle Oberon seems just plain wrong as a secretary (she's more of an aristocrat-fallen-on-bad-times). But the action sequences on the train recall some of the best such movies (The Lady Vanishes, The Narrow Margin -- the Charles McGraw/Marie Windsor version). All in all, a worthy little thriller from Jacques Tourneur, director of the masterpieces The Cat People and Out of the Past.


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