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The Train (22-Sep-1964)

Director: John Frankenheimer

Writers: Franklin Coen; Frank Davis

Based on a book: Le front de l'art by Rose Valland

Music Composed and Conducted by: Maurice Jarre

Producer: Jules Bricken

Keywords: Thriller, WWII, Train, Art Theft

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Suzanne Flon
Actor
28-Jan-1918 15-Jun-2005 One Deadly Summer
Burt Lancaster
Actor
2-Nov-1913 20-Oct-1994 Elmer Gantry
Jacques Marin
Actor
9-Sep-1919 10-Jan-2001 Charade
Jeanne Moreau
Actor
23-Jan-1928   Jules et Jim
Wolfgang Preiss
Actor
27-Feb-1910 27-Nov-2002 A Bridge Too Far
Paul Scofield
Actor
21-Jan-1922 19-Mar-2008 A Man For All Seaons
Michel Simon
Actor
9-Apr-1895 30-May-1975 L'Atalante
Howard Vernon
Actor
15-Jul-1914 25-Jul-1996 The Awful Dr. Orloff

CAST

Burt Lancaster   ...   Labiche
Co-Starring
Paul Scofield   ...   Von Waldheim
with
Michel Simon   ...   Papa Boule
Suzanne Flon   ...   Mlle. Villard
Wolfgang Preiss   ...   Herren
and
Albert Remy   ...   Didont
Charles Millot   ...   Pesquet
Richard Munch   ...   Von Lubitz
Jacques Marin   ...   Jacques
and
Jeanne Moreau   ...   Christine
Paul Bonifas   ...   Spinet
Jean Bouchaud   ...   Schmidt
Donal O'Brien   ...   Schwartz
Jean-Pierre Zola   ...   Octave
Art Brauss   ...   Pilzer
Jean-Claude Berco   ...   Major
Howard Vernon   ...   Dietrich
Louis Falavigna   ...   Railroad Worker
Richard Bailey   ...   Grote
Christian Fuin   ...   Robert
Helmo Kindermann   ...   Ordnance Officer
Roger Lumont   ...   Engineer Officer
Gerard Buhr   ...   Corporal
Christian Remy   ...   Tauber

REVIEWS

Review by Doug Broughman (posted on 31-Aug-2007)

This movie takes place in Nazi occupied France towards the end of WWII. The Germans are being forced back to Germany by the Allies. A German officer with a love for fine art tries to smuggle priceless paintings back to Germany, via the French railroad system. Burt Lancaster leads the Marque(SP?) and resistance fighters to stop the train. Black & White, I think this is a very underrated movie.


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