Night Train to Munich (1940)

Margaret Lockwood and Rex Harrsion star in this wartime thriller directed by Carol Reed.

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  • Gestapo Working
  • Night Train Alternative

Introduction

Reuniting The Lady Vanishes (1938) team of Lockwood and writers Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, this thriller was a hit in the USA, where Gordon Wellesley’s original story was nominated for an Oscar.

The scenes of Lockwood in a concentration camp were fairly unique, as the Ministry of Information feared reprisals on British POWs if films exaggerated their treatment. The top-billed Lockwood cemented her popularity with the UK public as the seemingly demure but feisty heroine.

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