Night Train to Munich

Night Train to Munich

DVD - 2010
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A British agent poses as a Nazi to protect a Czech inventor.
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
ISBN: 9781604652857
Branch Call Number: FIC Night 6998ul 1
FIC Night 6998tc 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. --


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Jan 18, 2018

Boring beyond endurance. In general, I like older films. But this was lifeless, and it kept leap-frogging around from one turgid improbability to the next. The same screenwriters also penned 2 movies I very much favor -- Green for Danger and The Lady Vanishes. The muse was with them there -- but not here. Both G for D and LV had extremely limited settings -- a hospital in one, a train in the other; perhaps such limitations help the writers. In Munich, they go all over the place while convincing this viewer of Nada.

Aug 29, 2017

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940, this 90-minute British thriller shows an amazing and amusing cat-and-mouse story of an escaping scientist and the catching-up Gestapo.
Although you definitely need a willing suspension of disbelief, this appears to be a quite entertaining piece with thrill, suspence and laughs.

Aug 11, 2017

A grand old wartime yarn based on Gordon Wellesley’s Oscar-nominated original story and spun for the big screen by director Carol Reed, "Night Train" relies on outrageous coincidences, dumb Nazis, and questionable plot twists that would have rendered a less assured production more farce than fancy. But Margaret Lockwood and a terribly miscast Rex Harrison manage to plod along amiably supported by a leering Paul Henreid and the comedic duo of Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford here reprising their roles of Caldicott and Charters, those stiff upper-lipped British gents who first appeared on another train in Hitchcock’s "The Lady Vanishes". As a propaganda film it goes down easily without the need for any King and Country bombast and the scenes along a treacherous mountain pass are beautifully filmed though hardly convincing.

Mar 09, 2017

Had no problem getting the subtitles on screen

Feb 27, 2016

No subtitles. Hard to hear.

Mar 18, 2015

Old fashioned WWII mystery in black and white. Sort of hokey
by today's standards but fun to watch, regarding old movies vs. current, dialogue, filming, etc.

Jan 07, 2015

Great movie. Enjoyed it to the end.

Dec 07, 2014

One of the most suspenseful movies you will ever see. Director Carol Reed was a master of suspense. Rex Harrison plays a British undercover agent who cleverly is trying to get a Czech scientist and his daughter out of Germany. It is both amazing and suspenseful. A really great movie that will have you cheering in the end.

voisjoe1 Jul 11, 2013

This film, directed by the great Carol Reed, came prior to all of his great successes like “The Third Man,” “Our Man in Havana,” and “Fallen Idol.” It was made in 1940 and shows the British vying with the Nazi’s to control one of the world’s great scientists. While this is ostensibly a thriller, the Nazi’s are portrayed as evil, but somewhat stupid and awkward. Two British comedy characters reprise their roles from Hitchcock’s very successful 1938 film, “The Lady Vanishes.” Some of the thrilling actions often appear to be from some of those old B films where the good guys seemingly on the verge of losing, come up with a “miracle” winning maneuver. Rex Harrison plays a Brit with a German background who becomes an imposter as a German officer who outwits the Nazi’s to save the scientist and his daughter.

Jun 09, 2012

British spy thriller made in 1940 when Hitler had the upper hand and there was no likelihood he would blunder it away. Corny but suspenseful and entertaining. The two male leads are played adroitly.

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