Night Train to Munich

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Carol Reed’s Night Train to Munich is a twisting, turning, cloak-and-dagger delight, combining comedy, romance, and thrills with the greatest of ease. Paced like an out-of-control locomotive, Night Train takes viewers on a journey from Prague to England... read more

Carol Reed’s Night Train to Munich is a twisting, turning, cloak-and-dagger delight, combining comedy, romance, and thrills with the greatest of ease. Paced like an out-of-control locomotive, Night Train takes viewers on a journey from Prague to England to the Swiss Alps as Nazis pursue a Czech scientist and his daughter (Margaret Lockwood), who are being aided by a debonair British undercover agent, played by Rex Harrison. This captivating, long-overlooked adventure—which features Paul Henreid and a clever screenplay by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, best known for writing Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes—is a deftly concocted spy game that could give the Master of Suspense a run for his money.

Original Release

08/31/1940

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Cast

Margaret Lockwood Anna Bomasch
Rex Harrison Dickie Randall a.k.a. Gus Bennett
Paul Henreid Karl Marsen (as Paul von Hernried)
Basil Radford Charters
Naunton Wayne Caldicott
James Harcourt Axel Bomasch
Felix Aylmer Dr. Fredericks
Wyndham Goldie Dryton
Roland Culver Roberts
Eliot Makeham Schwab
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Carol Reed, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Edward Black

Writers

Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Gordon Wellesley

Cast

Margaret Lockwood Anna Bomasch
Rex Harrison Dickie Randall a.k.a. Gus Bennett
Paul Henreid Karl Marsen (as Paul von Hernried)
Basil Radford Charters
Naunton Wayne Caldicott
James Harcourt Axel Bomasch
Felix Aylmer Dr. Fredericks
Wyndham Goldie Dryton
Roland Culver Roberts
Eliot Makeham Schwab
Raymond Huntley Kampenfeldt
Austin Trevor Capt. Prada (as Austen Trevor)
Kenneth Kent Controller (as Keneth Kent)
C.V. France Admiral Hassinger
Frederick Valk Gestapo Officer (as Fritz Valk)
Edward Baxter Minor Role
Jane Cobb Minor Role
Arthur Denton Deckchair Attendant
Ian Fleming Official at Home Office, MI5
Irene Handl Station Master

Producers

Editors

R.E. Dearing

1942 Oscar Best Writing, Original Story Nominated
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