Von Ryan's Express

1965, War, 1h 57m

21 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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World War II story about Allied prisoners who stage a mass breakout from an Italian POW camp, commandeer a train and head towards the Swiss border. As the Italian war effort collapses, the escapees are aided by their captors, but when the Germans catch on, they set out to halt the escape with an armored train and aerial attack.

Cast & Crew

Frank Sinatra
Col. Joseph L. Ryan
Trevor Howard
Major Eric Fincham
Brad Dexter
Sgt. Bostick
Sergio Fantoni
Capt. Oriani
Wolfgang Preiss
Major Von Klemment
James Brolin
Private Ames
Vito Scotti
Italian Train Engineer
Richard Bakalyan
Corporal Giannini
Jacques Stany
Gortz's Aide (uncredited)
Robert "Buzz" Henry
American Soldier (uncredited)
James B. Sikking
American Soldier (uncredited)
Wendell Mayes
Screenwriter
Joseph Landon
Screenwriter
Saul David
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  • May 31, 2012
    Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard are a great antagonistic couple in Mark Robson's thrilling war movie. Sinatra is an American pilot who crashes in Italy and is sent to a prison camp where Howard leads the inmates. The two bicker over whether it's best to hatch escape plans or lie low till the war ends. When Italy surrenders the prisoners seize a train, planning to escape to neutral Switzerland. Much darker than earlier portrayals of WWII, characters are made to do a lot of nasty things which genuinely trouble them. Great downer ending too.
    The Movie W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2009
    set in italy during ww2 and starring trevor howard and frank sinatra, support from raffaella carra (eyepatch right? he was good) this bold and uncompromising film sees a group of P.O.W.'s on an epic journey of escape. sinatra who plays von ryan makes some poor decisions as a commanding officer and isn't too popular to begin with and he plays the part convincingly. mind, even if he didn't there's something going on to keep your attention on screen so you wouldn't notice anyway. trevor howard is the bomb biggy too
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • May 04, 2008
    Well made escape film starts out very well drags here and there but is an enjoyable experience overall.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2007
    Great buddy film and quite a change from Sinatra's normal movie.
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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