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The Train

It carried their hopes, their nation's honour!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 13 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: May 5, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: KL Studios Classics
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary by director John Frankenheimer
    • Original theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by , &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography: &

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 13


User Ratings: 4,272
Rating: 4/4 -- A landmark picture in terms of its breakneck, antic, physical ambition--the marriage of that hell to the heaven of its gravitas something that marks Frankenheimer's best films. Full Review
Film Freak Central
Mar 25, 2009
Rating: 5/5 -- Classic Frankenheimer WWII actioner with unique plot.
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Nov 30, 2006
Here is a movie that is melodrama about sabotage in World War II, but which looks like a documentary in its attention to detail; which has fine actors in strong portrayals but in which action and movement are more important than the acting. Full Review
Cleveland Press
Oct 3, 2018
Rating: A -- How do you weigh the cultural heritage of a nation against the value of human life? A wholly persuasive, intelligent thiller crisply directed by Frankenheimer. Full Review
Decent Films Guide
Nov 22, 2004
Rating: 4/5 -- It's simple stuff -- finely wrought entertainment -- but on its own merits, it works. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mar 6, 2014
Rating: 4.5/5 -- The Train is a lesson in focusing on the most essential, forward-moving elements and throwing everything else away. Full Review
The Dissolve
May 4, 2015
...Lancaster, the greatest physical actor ever, does his own stunts...
USA Today
Sep 30, 1994

Product Description:

The duo of director John Frankenheimer and actor Burt Lancaster again join forces with the latter starring as French railway inspector Labiche. With Allied forces closing in on occupied Paris, Herman Goering orders Col. Franz von Waldheim (Paul Scofield) to move the priceless art from the Jeu de Paume Museum to Germany by train. The museum's curator, Mme. Villard (Suzanne Flon) tries to cajole Labiche into stopping the art train, but he's far more concerned with blowing up a German armaments train. Meanwhile, Papa Boule (Michel Simon), an aged railwayman, uses the distraction of the Allied bombing of a nearby munitions train to burn out the engines of the train carrying the art, and is killed by the Nazis for his efforts. Hotelkeeper Christine (Jeanne Moreau), has managed to persuade Labiche of the importance of the art, and when the livid Waldheim orders him to drive the treasure-bearing train, he's formulated a plan to foil the Nazi theft. He fabricates a series of interlocking ruses which lead the Germans to believe that the train has crossed into Germany, when, in reality, it's simply going in circles around Paris. Lancaster leads an exceptional cast in this engrossing film, based on a true story. Michel Simon is especially memorable, as is the gritty, minimally-lit black and white photography of Jean Tournier.


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  • Sales Rank: 10,832
  • UPC: 738329160722
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