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Spy Train (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 9 July 1943 (USA)
A train leaves Los Angeles with a Nazi spy, a woman, a reporter, their respective sidekicks, and the wrong suitcase: one with a bomb in it.


Harold Young


Scott Littlefield (story), Leslie Swabacker (screenplay) (as Leslie Schwabacker) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Travis ... Bruce Grant
Catherine Craig ... Jane Thornwall
Chick Chandler ... Stew Stewart
Thelma White ... Millie
Evelyn Brent ... Frieda Molte
Warren Hymer ... Herman Krantz
Paul McVey ... Hugo Molte
Herbert Heyes ... Max Thornwald
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ... Anderson #1 (as Steve Roberts)
Forrest Taylor ... Anderson #2
Dick Rush Dick Rush ... Sam - Train Conductor
Bill Hunter Bill Hunter ... Lead Detective
Barbara Mace Barbara Mace ... Minor Role
Caroline Burke ... Minor Role
William Kellogg William Kellogg ... Detective (as Bill Kellogg)


A train leaves Los Angeles with a Nazi spy, a woman, a reporter, their respective sidekicks, and the wrong suitcase: one with a bomb in it.

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Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Los Angeles Saturday 3 December 1949 on KECA (Channel 7), in New York City Tuesday 27 December 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11), and in San Francisco Wednesday 4 January 1950 on KRON (Channel 4). See more »


The female spy passes a note in which she mentions a concert of music by Haydn - but she spells it HEDYN. See more »


[first lines]
Bruce Grant: Did you get the picture, Stew?
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All Aboard the SpyTrain to Corn-fusionville...
19 May 2008 | by JaaayyySee all my reviews

This Nazi train 'drama' is nearly unwatchable.

Watch this movie right before you drink the poison or pull the trigger. Otherwise skip it and just slam your finger in the door instead.

This movie is in black and white, the lighting is uneven and the sound is messed up in most places. The acting is stiff and mostly bad and the writing is worse but I still hate it for some reason.

If somebody would have blown up the train at the start it would have improved this dog by only a hair.

Jane Thornburg should have never read Bruce's book - it only made her life more complicated than necessary. Even Bruce hadn't read it or he would have known how the movie ends.

I'll give it a 2 because of the dead guy falling out of the closet twice.

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Release Date:

9 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Time Bomb See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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1.37 : 1
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