Night Train to Munich (Gestapo)

1940

Night Train to Munich (Gestapo)

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Based on the book Report on a Fugitive by Gordon Wellesley, this is an espionage film that has been stated by critics to possibly be among the top ten spy movies ever made. Replete with intrigue and suspense, the movie has all of the principles on a train as a scientist's daughter joins forces with Allied intelligence in a rescue effort involving top secrets. This movie, made just prior to WWII, gave a more temperate view of the Nazis than later movies.

Cast

Margaret Lockwood
as Anna Bomasch
Rex Harrison
as Gus Bennett
Paul Henreid
as Karl Marsen
Basil Radford
as Charters
James Harcourt
as Axel Bomasch
Naunton Wayne
as Caldicott
Felix Aylmer
as Dr. Fredericks
Raymond Huntley
as Kampenfeldt
Austin Trevor
as Capt. Prada
Kenneth Kent
as Controller
Keneth Kent
as Controller
C.V. France
as Adm. Hassinger
Morland Graham
as Attendant
Wally Patch
as Pier Fisherman
Albert Lieven
as Concentration Camp Officer
David Horne
as Czech Armament Co. Official
Ian Fleming (II)
as Brit. Intelligence Official
John Wengraf
as Concentration Camp Doctor
Irene Handl
as Station Master (uncredited)
Pardoe Woodman
as Minor Role (uncredited)
Edward Baxter
as Minor Role (uncredited)
J.H. Roberts
as Minor Role (uncredited)
G.H. Mulcaster
as Minor Role (uncredited)
Wilfrid Walter
as Official at Prague Steel Works (uncredited)
Jane Cobb
as Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Oliver
as SS Officer at Concentration Camp (uncredited)
Torin Thatcher
as Minor Role (uncredited)
Frederick Valk
as Gestapo Officer
Pat Williams
as Minor Role (uncredited)
Winifred Oughton
as Minor Role (uncredited)
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Audience Reviews for Night Train to Munich (Gestapo)

  • Oct 15, 2018
    It's cross and doublecross in the days immediately preceding WW2 as a scientist and his pretty daughter become the pawns between two competing countries. Paul Henreid is smoothly excellent as the savvy and smooth rep for the Axis Powers, nearly unbeatable. And Rex Harrison is the guy for the Allies, w/o a prayer to go on. Carol Reed paces the thing like a ride down a ski slope, going faster and faster ... I actually liked this better than the ballyhooed The Lady Vanishes, to which it's often compared. And the veddy English team of Radford and Wayne veddy nearly steal the whole thing outright.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2013
    Sure its basically a propaganda film, but a thrilling and entertaining one. Rex Harrison's stoic, witty secret agent is a great character.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 17, 2010
    Decent older film. Wasn't quite my type of thing, but really couldn't find fault with it. May be a little dated for some tastes, it was for me, though I could appreciate it.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2010
    this is a spin-off of the lady vanishes by the same writers and even includes the humorous english travelers chalders and caldicott, as well as leading lady margaret lockwood albeit as a different character. one of the more successful attempts at pulling off hitchcock style lighthearted adventure. rex harrison is charming and hilarious in one of his first leading roles. the film's title was changed from gestapo for obvious reasons. it was the last fun british film made about the conflict for some time. there's no doubt the plot gets somewhat outlandish. still worth checking out for fans of the original
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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