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Night Train to Munich Details


Rex Harrison astonished his fans by donning a Nazi uniform in the British suspenser Night Train (originally titled Night Train to Munich). Actually he's a British agent, working undercover to rescue a Czech inventor from the Gestapo. The inventor's daughter (Margaret Lockwood) becomes the unwitting pawn of a genuine Nazi (Paul von Hernreid, just before he became Paul Henreid) during a long train ride from Germany to France and back again. Director Carol Reed never denied that his inspiration for Night Train was Hitchcock's Hitchcock (both films were written by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat). The homage was solidified by the presence in Night Train of two carryovers from the Hitchcock film: those ardent British cricket fans Charters and Caldicott (Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne). Night Train was liberally adapted from the Gordon Wellesley novel Report on a Fugitive. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 31, 1940


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gordon Wellesley Best Original Story 1941 Nominee


Margaret Lockwood
as Anna Bomasch
Rex Harrison
as Gus Bennett
Paul Henreid
as Karl Marsen
Basil Radford
as Charters
Naunton Wayne
as Caldicott
Felix Aylmer
as Dr. John Fredericks
James Harcourt
as Axel Bomasch
Wyndham Goldie
as Dryton
Roland Culver
as Roberts
Eliot Makeham
as Schwab
Raymond Huntley
as Kampenfeldt
Austin Trevor
as Capt. Prada
Morland Graham
as Attendant
Ian Fleming
as Brit. Intelligence Official
Irene Handl
Wally Patch
as Pier Fisherman
Torin Thatcher
John Wengraf
as Concentration Camp Doctor
Wally Patch
as Pier Fisherman
John Wengraf
as Concentration Camp Doctor
Ian Fleming
as Brit. Intelligence Official


Carol Reed
Edward Black
Frank Launder
Gordon Wellesley
Screen Story
Sidney Gilliat
Louis Levy
Musical Direction/Supervision
Louis Levy
Composer (Music Score)