Von Ryan's Express (1965)




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Von Ryan's Express is a fast-paced, well-acted World War II drama, featuring a squadron of Allied soldiers trying to escape a prison camp in Italy. While most of the prisoners at the camp are British, a determined, resourceful American Air Force colonel (Frank Sinatra) takes charge and leads the escape, which requires that the prisoners wrest control of a German train and propel it through Italy to Switzerland. The subsequent ride, featuring good special effects and outstanding stunt work, is … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: David Westheimer, Wendell Mayes, Joseph Landon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 6, 2001


as Col. Joseph L. Ryan

as Maj. Eric Fincham

as Capt. Oriani

as Sgt. Bostick

as Constanzo

as Gabriella (as Raffae...

as Maj. von Klemment

as Pvt. Ames

as Col. Gortz

as Battaglia

as Italian Train Engine...

as Cpl. Giannini

as Capt. Stein

as Sgt. Dunbar

as Von Kleist

as American Soldier

as American Soldier

as American Soldier

as American Soldier

as Oriani's Aide

as Italian Corporal

as Gortz's Aides

as Italian Soldier

as Ransom's Batman

as Italian Nobleman

as German Captain

as German Sergeant

as English voices

as Italian Tailor

as POW Who Opens Sweatb...
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Critic Reviews for Von Ryan's Express

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | May 26, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 11, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A far-fetched but thrilling World War II adventure. Watch it as part of a double feature with John Frankenheimer's The Train.

August 2, 2007

Exciting Sinatra starring vehicle set during WWII.

March 9, 2006

Made for those who like those old-fashioned serial chapter adventure stories.

Full Review… | December 28, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Von Ryan's Express

Well made escape film starts out very well drags here and there but is an enjoyable experience overall.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

One Badass Train picture.

Frank Sinatra stars in this highly underrated action adventure film.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


Solid WWII escape drama that concentrates on spectacle rather than suspense more than most. A decent war cum action film on the whole.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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