Night Train to Munich (Gestapo) 1940

Night Train to Munich

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When the Nazis take Prague, Dr. Bomasch (James Harcourt) escapes, but his daughter, Anna (Margaret Lockwood), is taken to a concentration camp. There she meets Karl (Paul Henreid), a Czech man who helps her escape. She flees with Karl to England where her father is already working for the Royal Navy, guarded by undercover agent Dickie Randall (Rex Harrison). No sooner are they reunited when Karl, actually an SS agent, steals father and daughter back to Germany. It is up to Randall to save them.

Cast & Crew

Rex Harrison
Gus Bennett
Paul Henreid
Karl Marsen
James Harcourt
Axel Bomasch
Felix Aylmer
Dr. John Fredericks
Wyndham Goldie
Charles Dryton
Gordon Wellesley
Writer (Story)
Louis Levy
Original Music
Otto Kanturek
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R. E. Dearing
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Critic Reviews for Night Train to Munich (Gestapo)

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (2)

  • Yarn is not only told without a single letdown, but it actually continues to pile up suspense to a nerve-clutching pitch.

    July 6, 2010 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

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  • The cast and script are fine, but Reed fatally lacks Hitchcock's light, witty touch and his effortless ability to create suspense out of ordinary circumstances.

    January 26, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

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  • Although Margaret Lockwood is merely a stock version of the usual damsel in distress, Reed's Night Train to Munich features a winsome Rex Harrison and should certainly interest aficionados of WWII propaganda cinema.

    September 30, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A thoroughly engrossing movie that welcomes its audience to thrill at the ever-shifting character loyalties and small victories of its heroes.

    July 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A cheeky comedy caper with the Nazis as the fall guys. I like the idea of this movie more than the one they made.

    May 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Often described as a film made in the style of Alfred Hitchcock, Carol Reed's WWII-set Night Train to Munich certainly shares common ground with the Master of Suspense's 1938 gem The Lady Vanishes.

    September 17, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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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