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Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 8 November 1948 (UK)
Spies pursue a stolen diary aboard the Orient Express.

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(screenplay) (as Allan Mackinnon), (from an original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Valya
... Zurta
... George Grant
... Detective Inspector Jolif
... Joan Maxted
... Tom Bishop
Bonar Colleano ... Sergeant West
... Alastair MacBain
... Poirier, the chef (as Coco Aslan)
Alan Wheatley ... Karl / Charles Poole
... Mills
David Hutcheson ... Denning
Claude Larue ... Andrée
... Suzanne
Leslie Weston ... Randall
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Storyline

Spies steal a diary from an embassy whose contents could ignite a war, then one of them steals it from the others and boards the Orient Express. He ends up involving a couple who were trying to have a clandestine affair on board; other passengers include a police detective, a would-be chef, a pompous author and his lackey, and a bird enthusiast. Written by Anonymous

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A Thousand Miles of Thrills, Drama and Excitement!


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Opening credits: All characters and events portrayed in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to any incident or individual is coincidental. See more »

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When the sergeant and the bird enthusiast are getting acquainted, the background seen through the train window includes two large signs, both mirror-reversed. See more »

Quotes

Poirier, the chef: ...cover with white wine, put it into the oven, and voila, it's cooked.
Denning: I say, that's very neat isn't it? But do you really think cods worth all that trouble?
Poirier, the chef: Trouble?
Denning: Yes, you see at home we just lower the jolly old creature into the boiling water, let it boil, serve it up with greens and chips.
Poirier, the chef: But you get no sauce...?
Denning: Oh Good Lord yes - there's always a bottle of sauce around somewhere.
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Remake of Rome Express (1932) See more »

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Standard post-war British spy film.
22 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Sleeping Car to Trieste is pretty much a standard post-war British spy thriller set on The Orient Express with all the usual sets and train mock-ups. Nothing too cerebral but light entertainment when you have nothing better to do.


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