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

Director:

Jacques Tourneur

Writers:

Harold Medford (screen play), Curt Siodmak (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Merle Oberon ... Lucienne
Robert Ryan ... Robert Lindley
Charles Korvin ... Perrot
Paul Lukas ... Dr. Bernhardt
Robert Coote ... Sterling
Reinhold Schünzel ... Walther (as Reinhold Schunzel)
Roman Toporow Roman Toporow ... Lt. Maxim Kiroshilov
Peter von Zerneck Peter von Zerneck ... Hans Schmidt (as Peter Von Zerneck)
Otto Waldis ... Kessler
Fritz Kortner ... Franzen
Michael Harvey ... Sgt. Barnes
Tom Keene ... Major (as Richard Powers)
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Storyline

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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Trapped on a Train of Terror! See more »


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The picture's crew was the first to receive permission to film in Berlin's Soviet zone. At the time of this production, Berlin was divided into four separate sectors, which were controlled by the English, French, Soviet (now Russian), and American armed forces. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Bernhardt is being shown smoking a cigarette in the reflection of a passing train, the image is the opposite of how it should appear in a reflection. See more »

Quotes

Robert Lindley: [Looking at two Germans in the train] I wonder how they'll handle it.
Sterling: Truthfully, I hope. Otherwise I'm wasting my valuable time. I'm in re-education. Seems pretty hopeless at times. I mean, what is more important than giving them the light to see?
Robert Lindley: Giving them something to eat?
Sterling: Your field?
Robert Lindley: I do sleight of hand. We're supposed to make 1,500 calories look like an eight-course meal - and prevent things like plague and starvation.
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Crazy Credits

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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very unusual suspense film
9 February 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film is about the only one I can recall that deals with the anti-West resistance that the US and its allies received from the conquered Germans after WWII. Apart from this movie, you'd think that ALL the Germans easily adapted to their new rule, while in reality there were murders and scattered resistance for several years in an effort by ex-Nazis to destabilize the peace. For historical reasons alone, it is an important movie. Robert Ryan plays our hero who finds out about a Nazi murder plot and, with the help of a multinational team, he goes to action. I think that having help from the Russians, French and British is interesting, but highly improbable and seemed like a bit of a cliché, but nevertheless it's a great film and well wroth seeing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | French | Russian

Release Date:

1 May 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berlin Express See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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