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Rome Express (1932)

A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable Van Dyck painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Forde

Writers:

Clifford Grey (by), Sidney Gilliat (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Conrad Veidt ... Zurta
Esther Ralston ... Asta Marvelle
Hugh Williams ... Tony
Donald Calthrop ... Poole
Joan Barry ... Mrs. Maxted
Harold Huth Harold Huth ... George Grant
Gordon Harker ... Tom Bishop
Eliot Makeham ... Mills
Cedric Hardwicke ... Alistair McBane
Frank Vosper ... M. Jolif
Finlay Currie ... Sam, Publicist
Muriel Aked ... Spinster
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A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable Van Dyck painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a motley assortment of passengers. including adulterous lovers, a very annoying golf fanatic, a French police chief and an American silent film star any one of whom could have the painting he desperately seeks.. Written by wxjuh

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ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE ROARING THRU THE NIGHT! (original USA poster-all caps) See more »


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Trivia

Prolific bit player and future Carry On regular, Ian Wilson can be spotted as a passenger looking out the window. See more »

Quotes

Tom Bishop: Discretion is the better part of Wagons Lits.
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Featured in Film Profile: Michael Balcon (1961) See more »

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They liked it so much they made a re-make!
17 June 2002 | by hcarasoSee all my reviews

I always liked train movies, so I bothered to watch this one, on French TV. It was also an occasion to see Conrad Veidt, a very good actor, last seen in CASABLANCA. During the watching, I suddenly remembered the name of Bonar Colleano, the British-American star of the past-war era. From IMDB, I learned that he starred in another train movie, SLEEPING CAR TO TRIESTE (1948), and, to my great amazement, I discovered that the later was a remake of the former! sixteen years after... harrycarasso, Paris


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Country:

UK

Language:

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Release Date:

6 February 1933 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El rey de los condenados See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on: at Shepherds Bush, London.) (British Acoustic Film New Process Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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