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Von Ryan's Express Details


Von Ryan's Express is a fast-paced, well-acted World War II drama, featuring a squadron of Allied soldiers trying to escape a prison camp in Italy. While most of the prisoners at the camp are British, a determined, resourceful American Air Force colonel (Frank Sinatra) takes charge and leads the escape, which requires that the prisoners wrest control of a German train and propel it through Italy to Switzerland. The subsequent ride, featuring good special effects and outstanding stunt work, is great fun and very suspenseful. Frank Sinatra makes an effective action hero aided by veteran actor Trevor Howard as a British officer. The CinemaScope photography is outstanding and director Mark Robson directs the exciting action sequences with skill. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

  • Release date:June 23, 1965


Frank Sinatra
as Colonel Joseph Ryan
Trevor Howard
as Maj. Eric Fincham
James Brolin
as Pvt. Ames
Brad Dexter
as Sergeant Bostick
Edward Mulhare
as Constanzo
Sergio Fantoni
as Captain Oriani
John Leyton
as Orde
Wolfgang Preiss
as Major Von Kleinment
Adolfo Celi
as Battaglia
Vito Scotti
as Italian Train Engineer
Richard Bakalyan
as Corporal Giannini
Michael Goodliffe
as Captain Stein
Ivan Triesault
as Von Kleist
Michael Romanoff
as Italian Nobleman
Eric Micklewood
as Ransom
James B. Sikking
as American Soldier
Gino Gottarelli
as Gortz's Aides
Don Grant
John van Dreelen
as Colonel Gortz
Bard Stevens
as German Sergeant
Brian Gaffikin
as English voices
Buzz Henry
Luther Adler
Benito Prezia
as Italian Corporal


Mark Robson
Saul David
Joseph Landon
Wendell Mayes
David Westheimer
Book Author
William H. Daniels
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Dorothy Spencer
Jack Martin Smith
Art Director
Hilyard M. Brown
Art Director
Mark Robson
Executive Producer
Raphael Bretton
Set Designer
Walter Scott
Set Designer