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Night Train to Munich (TCF 1940, Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison)h



Carol Reed’s fast-moving and exciting WW2 propaganda spy thriller stars Rex Harrison as Gus Bennett, a British secret agent who goes undercover in Germany to rescue Czechs Anna Bomasch (Margaret Lockwood) and her metallurgist father Axel (James Harcourt) from their Nazi kidnappers, who are after his secrets, which could change the course of the war.

Written by the team responsible for Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes, this is almost a sequel, even including comic Englishmen Charters and Caldicott, again played by Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne.

production details
UK | Twentieth Century Fox | 95 minutes | 1940

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat
Novel: Report on a Fugitive by Gordon Wellesley
Producer: Edward Black
Director: Carol Reed
Director of Photography: Otto Kanturek
Composer: Charles Williams

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