Night Train to Munich (Criterion Collection)

Starring: Rex Harrison Director: Carol Reed
Night Train to Munich (Criterion Collection)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: New, restored high-definition digital transfer
    • New video conversation 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
    • Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Philip Kemp
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • English
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 02/17/1995
"...[A] classic spy thriller..."
A.V. Club - 07/14/2010
"[T]he spirit of dashing adventure in the face of mounting darkness sets the film apart." -- Grade: B+
New York Times - 06/18/2010
"Reed's direction, as it was through most of his career, is crisp and practical..."

Plot Synopsis:

A thriller in the Hitchcock tradition, NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH Ping-Pongs its characters around pre-WW II Europe as spy matches ├╝berspy in an extremely entertaining battle of wits. Starring Rex Harrison as British agent Gus Bennett, the film opens with the flight of an important Czech scientist, Axel Bomasch (James Harcourt), and the detention of his daughter, Anna (Margaret Lockwood), in a concentration camp. When the pair are kidnapped and taken to Germany, Bennett infiltrates the ranks of the German high command in a last-ditch effort to save them.

Plot Keywords:

British | Essential Cinema | Kidnapping And Missing Persons | Nazis | Suspense | Thriller | World War II

Production Notes:

  • The film was shot at Gaumont British Studios in Shepherd's Bush, London, England.

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  • UPC: 715515059015
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