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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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time bomb | spy | train | See All (3) »


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

9 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Time Bomb See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


A single-note diesel-locomotive horn is heard as the steam locomotive leaves the station. See more »


[first lines]
Bruce Grant: Did you get the picture, Stew?
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Enjoyable Monogram WWII Era B-Picture!
20 March 2002 | by trw3332000See all my reviews

The B-picture industry had a lot of material to work with during WWII.

Spy Train shows how a lot of story can be done with a small budget. The romance and mystery aboard a train serves as a great backdrop for Nazi spies, a dashing leading man(Richard Travis), his comical sidekick(Chick Chandler)and a good supporting cast. The tension of the ticking bomb in the baggage car and the race to stop the spies makes for an entertaining hour! I like Travis' line when the conductor held him for the stabbing of his pal: "..are you blowing your top?.." The only blooper noticeable is the sound of a diesel locomotive horn on a steam train.

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