The Train Movie Review 1965

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During the German occupation of Paris in 1944, a German colonel (Scofield) is ordered to ransack the city of its art treasures and put them on a train bound for Germany. Word gets to the French Resistance who then persuade the train inspector (Lancaster) to sabotage the train. A battle of wills ensues between Scofield and Lancaster as each becomes increasingly obsessed in outwitting the other--though the cost to all turns out to be as irreplaceable as the art itself. Filmed on location in France. Frankenheimer used real locomotives, rather than models, throughout the film, even in the spectacular crash sequences.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 133 minutes.
Originally from French, Italian.

Cast and Crew

World War II, Trains, The Resistance, 4 Bones
Frank Davis, Walter Bernstein, Franklin Coen
Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Simon, Suzanne Flon, Wolfgang Preiss, Albert Remy, Charles Millot, Jacques Marin, Donald O'Brien, Jean-Pierre Zola, Arthur Brauss, Howard Vernon, Richard Munch, Paul Bonifas, Jean-Claude Bercq
Jean Tournier, Walter Wottitz
John Frankenheimer
Maurice Jarre
United Artists, Jules Bricken

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