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Night Train to Munich | 1940 | Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison

First-class thriller about a British secret service agent trying to rescue a Czech scientist from Nazis in Berlin. This British comedy-suspense film is often compared to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes. They are not only similar in style and location, they share the same screenwriter and several members of the cast, including Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne, who reprise the roles they played in the Hitchcock film.

production details

UK | 95 minutes | 1940

Director: Carol Reed
Script: Sidney Gilliat, Gordon Wellesley, Frank Launder

cast
Margaret Lockwood as Anna Bomasch
Rex Harrison as Gus Bennett
Paul Henreid as Karl Marsen
Basil Radford as Charters
Naunton Wayne as Caldicott
James Harcourt as Axel Bomasch
Felix Aylmer as Dr. Fredericks
Wyndham Goldie as Dryton
Roland Culver as Roberts
Eliot Makeham as Schwab
Raymond Huntley as Kampenfeldt
Austin Trevor as Capt. Prada
Kenneth Kent as Controller
C.V. France as Admiral Hassinger
Frederick Valk as Gestapo Officer
Edward Baxter as Minor Role
Jane Cobb as Minor Role
Arthur Denton as Deckchair Attendant
Ian Fleming as Official at Home Office, MI5
Irene Handl as Station Master
Bryan Herbert as Inspector on Train
David Horne as Official at Prague Steel Works (uncredited)
Allan Jeayes as Prisoner in Concentration Camp Lineup
Albert Lieven as Concentration Camp Guard
Howard Marion-Crawford as SS Officer Checking Passes
G.H. Mulcaster as Minor Role
Charles Oliver as SS Officer at Concentration Camp
Winifred Oughton as Minor Role
Wally Patch as Fisherman
J.H. Roberts as Minor Role
Billy Russell as Adolf Hitler
Torin Thatcher as Minor Role
Wilfred Walter as Official at Prague Steel Works
John Wengraf as Concentration Camp Physician
Ben Williams as Train Steward
Pardoe Woodman as Minor Role
Pat Williams as Minor Role

 

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