6.6/10
299
11 user 3 critic

Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948)

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

Writers:

Allan MacKinnon (screenplay) (as Allan Mackinnon), Clifford Grey (from an original story)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Rome Express (1932)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Esther Ralston, Hugh Williams
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A writer eloping with his mistress by train has second thoughts, pulls the emergency brake, bails out and witnesses the train's collision with another train, events eventually leading to murder and a police manhunt.

Director: Daniel Birt
Stars: Valerie Hobson, Richard Todd, Christine Norden
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At Kimberley Prescott's villa, a stranger shows-up and claims he is her brother who supposedly died the previous year in a car accident.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, Herbert Lom
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In England, two criminals kidnap a child for ransom and make their ransom demands in a disguised voice from a phone booth.

Director: Frank Nesbitt
Stars: Dan Duryea, Isa Miranda, Gwen Watford
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people.

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Jean Kent, Dirk Bogarde, John McCallum
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A train disaster is told as four short stories to give character studies of the people involved, how it will affect them, and how they deal with it.

Directors: Sidney Cole, Charles Crichton, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jack Warner, Gladys Henson, Susan Shaw
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Michael Craig, Françoise Prévost, Billie Whitelaw
Frieda (1947)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An RAF pilot who was shot down during WWII returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then her brother arrives.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: David Farrar, Glynis Johns, Mai Zetterling
The Detective (1954)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

US art dealer returns to his native Germany for a visit and is attracted by Nazi propaganda.

Director: William Cameron Menzies
Stars: Paul Lukas, Mady Christians, Morris Carnovsky
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Gia Scala, Erik Schumann
Mystery | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1950s London, Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer has an affair with a rich married Frenchwoman who is murdered, causing Van Rooyer to become prime-suspect for the Scotland Yard.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Hardy Krüger, Stanley Baker, Micheline Presle
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Kent ... Valya
Albert Lieven ... Zurta
Derrick De Marney ... George Grant
Paul Dupuis ... Detective Inspector Jolif
Rona Anderson ... Joan Maxted
David Tomlinson ... Tom Bishop
Bonar Colleano ... Sergeant West
Finlay Currie ... Alastair MacBain
Grégoire Aslan ... Poirier, the chef (as Coco Aslan)
Alan Wheatley ... Karl / Charles Poole
Hugh Burden ... Mills
David Hutcheson David Hutcheson ... Denning
Claude Larue Claude Larue ... Andrée
Zena Marshall ... Suzanne
Leslie Weston Leslie Weston ... Randall
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Thousand Miles of Thrills, Drama and Excitement!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

8 November 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleeping Car to Trieste See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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.
See more »

Connections

Remake of Rome Express (1932) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
For once the remake surpasses the original
18 November 2017 | by paxveritasSee all my reviews

Sleeping Car is a remake of the very good 1932 Rome Express with Conrad Veidt providing a much more sinister and intense Zurta in that one than Albert Lieven does in this remake - to his credit, though, Lieven does exude a debonair, charming sliminess, and I like both actors' widely different takes on the role.

Lieven is actually better suited to the role of Zurta than Veidt would have been, since the tone of Sleeping Car is lighter, despite the biting satire overall. Rome Express, while absorbing, is by comparison somewhat flat and humorless. The action and dialogue in both are crisp, fast-paced without being frenzied; the subplots in Sleeping Car are more entertaining.

Scottish actor Finlay Currie is in both. He's a fast-talking American show business promoter in Rome Express, and an overbearing author in the Trieste version. Urbane actor Paul Dupuis is more satisfying as the detective Jolif in Trieste. He has classier, funnier lines, and comes across as a three-dimensional sophisticate. In Rome Express, the role is a dull mish- mash attempted by Frank Vosper.

Not to be missed is the fun performance by always-watchable Jean Kent, in full control of her role.

Overall, Trieste corrects some of Rome's plot weaknesses, as well as adding life and humor, If you have a chance, watch both of them. They're both enjoyable.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed