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½ May 19, 2017
A terrific yarn, said to be among the Top 10 best spy tales - and maybe so, given the production limitations & budgets of the day (1939-40) and the fact that the full horror of the Nazi's was not well known in the US at the time of release. But it's a tightly edited suspenser that likely had theater audiences of the day near the edge of their seat watching one of Rex Harrison's early career bests. Thumbs-up!
½ December 2, 2016
Carol Reed's Hitchcock moment has a stellar script textured with comic thrills.
October 2, 2016
Be warned: the night train doesn't appear until nearly an hour in! Naunton Wayne as cricket-loving Caldicott and Basil Radford as golf-playing Charters steal the movie! Shame fake outdoor sets give film an amateurish air (but it was wartime).
½ September 10, 2016
Very, very enjoyable watch.
February 20, 2016
Interesting idea but too unrealistic to get too deep into. Rex Harrison was actually my favorite part, which hurts me to admit (#myfairlady #neverforget).
½ October 23, 2015
Rex Harrison as a secret agent, and he even sings. Great fun.
½ July 12, 2015
a tense film with the right amount of humor.
½ June 16, 2015
Was hoping for a little more from this one. I found it to be worth a one time watch.
June 8, 2015
An incredibly underwhelming thriller. It doesn't hold up and plays out like a stereotypical black and white movie. I give points though because it was made during WW2 so that was a pretty bold step
May 28, 2015
From the same writer of The Lady Vanishes, Night Train to Munich is a suspenseful and classy spy thriller which finds Rex Harrison as an undercover agent, trying to save a scientist/daughter duo from the Nazis. The movie piles on twist after twist, and overall its an incredibly stylish and tense adventure thriller.
May 16, 2015
There is something about British films produced during the war, which they all share: survival. Especially, those produced prior to American involvement in 1941-42. There is a strain of desperation against a relentless Nazi war machine. As a result, most Nazis portrayed in films like A Night Train to Munich or even The Lady Vanishes (1938, Alfred Hitchcock) are machine-like or robotic in their determination to control and defeat England. Yet they lack the cleverness or wit to successfully grasp the feisty British. Enter the cartoonish Nazi villains portrayed in A Night Train to Munich, they are easily outsmarted by the British. Part propaganda, part marketing; the charming Rex Harrison and lovely Margret Lockwood (portraying a wealthy Czech) clash with the Nazi stooges led by Paul Henried (of Casablanca fame). Henried is wooden, Harrison annoying, and only Lockwood brings beauty, brains, and Britishness to an impossibly difficult situation (a.k.a. the plot). A spy film at its heart, director Carol Reed tried too hard to mimic his rival Alfred Hitchcock in themes and content; only later will Reed perfect his spy craft filmmaking in the 1940s with his masterpiece The Third Man (1949). Also, it's very hard to buy Harrison in the part he plays (you'll see). A slightly silly, but solid film produced at a critical period in history - World War II - a fact that cannot be overlooked as it adds the only real depth to the storyline. Recommended for fans of Rex Harrison, Carol Reed, and British cinema.
March 20, 2015
good pre WWII pic about WWII with Rex Harrison as a Nazi say it isn't so!
November 17, 2014
It's a thrilling WWII espionage adventure.
½ June 25, 2014
A terrific early British Thriller directed by Carol Reed who went on to direct the Third Man 1949 & Oliver! (1968).

It's a fast paced spy thriller set in WW2, the story moves fast & keeps you enthralled with it's plots twists & turns.

It's great to see a very young Rex Harrison play his role excellent as the key spy as Margaret Lockwood delivers a regular fine performance.

The final sequence on the cable cars between Germany & Switzerland is completely hair raising...a wonderful climax.
September 15, 2013
fun and suspenseful WWII thriller, Rex Harrison! Carol Reed! Not great, but good.
½ February 19, 2013
Interesting little wartime treasure. Rex Harrsion is a scene-stealer as always, Carol Reed knows how to make a decent, if not lopsided, thriller for the ages. Not for everyone, but if you like british war films, this is a good one.
½ February 10, 2013
Margaret Lockwood and Rex Harrison breathe life into their scenes, but even they can't make the first half terribly exciting. As it catches speed it's quite beautiful, but Carol Reed still just misses that build into energy/suspense that Hitch was so fabulous at.
February 3, 2013
Another rollicking good yarn from the writers of "The Lady Vanishes". I was amused to see Charters and Caldicott again too.
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½ January 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.
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