Night Train to Munich Night Train to Munich

Night Train to Munich

Carol Reed

 
Night Train to Munich (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1940
  • 90 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #523

Carol Reed’s Night Train to Munich is a twisting, turning, cloak-and-dagger delight, combining comedy, romance, and thrills with the greatest of ease. Paced like an out-of-control locomotive, Night Train takes viewers on a World War II–era journey from Prague to England to the Swiss Alps, as Nazis pursue a Czech scientist and his daughter (Margaret Lockwood), who are being aided by a debonair British undercover agent, played by Rex Harrison. This captivating, long-overlooked adventure—which also features Paul Henreid and a clever screenplay by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, best known for writing Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes—is a deftly concocted spy game that could give the master of suspense a run for his money.

Cast

Anna BomaschMargaret Lockwood
Gus BennettRex Harrison
Karl MarsenPaul Henreid
ChartersBasil Radford
CaldicottNaunton Wayne
Axel BomaschJames Harcourt
Dr. FredericksFelix Aylmer

Credits

DirectorCarol Reed
ProducerEdward Black
Based on an original story byGordon Wellesley
ScreenplaySidney Gilliat and Frank Launder
PhotographyOtto Kanturek
EditingR. E. Dearling

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New video conversation between film scholars Peter Evans and Bruce Babington about director Carol Reed, screenwriters Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, and the social and political climate
    in which Night Train to Munich was made
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Philip Kemp

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

Night Train to Munich: A Last Laugh

By Philip KempJune 23, 2010

“Wittily written and spare as a coded message . . . The year’s most perilous ride . . . , we . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Night Train to Munich: A Last Laugh

By Philip KempJune 23, 2010

“Wittily written and spare as a coded message . . . The year’s most perilous ride . . . , we . . . Read more »


Features

Notes on Night Train to Munich

By Monte HellmanJune 17, 2010

How do you make a comedy about something as serious as the Nazi threat of world domination— . . . Read more »