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Night Train to Munich

Night Train to Munich

Margaret Lockwood
Director: Carol Reed Cast: Margaret Lockwood
Margaret Lockwood
, Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
, Paul Henreid
Paul Henreid
Carol Reed

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Rex Harrison astonished his fans by donning a Nazi uniform in the British suspenser Night Train (originally titled Night Train to Munich). Actually he's a British agent, working undercover to rescue a Czech inventor from the Gestapo. The inventor's daughter (Margaret Lockwood) becomes the unwitting pawn of a genuine Nazi (Paul von Hernreid, just before he became Paul Henreid) during a long train ride from Germany to France and back again. Director Carol Reed never denied that his inspiration for Night Train was Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (both films were written by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat). The homage was solidified by the presence in Night Train of two carryovers from the Hitchcock film: those ardent British cricket fans Charters and Caldicott (Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne). Night Train was liberally adapted from the Gordon Wellesley novel Report on a Fugitive.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2016
UPC: 0715515185516
Original Release: 1940
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 12,404

Special Features

Conversation from 2010 between film scholars Peter Evans and Bruce Babington about director Carol Reed, screenwriters Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, and the social and political climate in which Night Train to Munich was made

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Margaret Lockwood Anna Bomasch
Rex Harrison Gus Bennett
Paul Henreid Karl Marsen
Basil Radford Charters
Naunton Wayne Caldicott
Felix Aylmer Dr. John Fredericks
James Harcourt Axel Bomasch
Wyndham Goldie Dryton
Roland Culver Roberts
Eliot Makeham Schwab
Raymond Huntley Kampenfeldt
C.V. France Adm. Hassinger
Austin Trevor Capt. Prada
Kenneth Kent Controller
Morland Graham Attendant
Ian Fleming Brit. Intelligence Official
Irene Handl Actor
David Horne Czech Armament Co. Official
Albert Lieven Concentration Camp Officer
G.H. Mulcaster Actor
Charles Oliver Actor
Winifred Oughton Actor
Wally Patch Pier Fisherman
John H. Roberts Actor
Bill Russell Actor
Torin Thatcher Actor
Wilfred Walter Actor
John Wengraf Concentration Camp Doctor
Pat Williams Actor
Pardoe Woodman Actor
Frederick [Fritz] Valk Gestapo Officer
Maurice Ostrer Actor

Technical Credits
Carol Reed Director
Edward Black Producer
R.E. Dearing Editor
Sidney Gilliat Screenwriter
Otto Kanturek Cinematographer
Frank Launder Screenwriter
Louis Levy Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
B.C. Sewell Sound/Sound Designer
Alexander Vetchinsky Art Director
Gordon Wellesley Original Story

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