Posted on 6/19/12 09:09 AM
There's always been something endearing to me about the idea of a group of men putting aside their differences to achieve the common good and Von Ryan's Express is just that. Frank Sinatra is Colonel Ryan leading an armoured train filled with Allied POWs towards Switzerland with Nazis in hot pursuit. Von Ryan's Express works as a chase movie, a WW II drama (albeit not on the same level as Saving Private Ryan for example) and occasionally the film has light-hearted moments. The films had a terrific ensemble performance without a weak link.
This film is definitely a classic. 9/10