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Night Train to Munich (Gestapo)
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 The Lady Vanishes (both films were written by Frank Launder… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Yarn is not only told without a single letdown, but it actually continues to pile up suspense to a nerve-clutching pitch."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Takes awhile to catch fire. It's always engaging, though, and builds by stages to a riveting climax at the Swiss border that would have done the Master of Suspense proud."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"A cracking good story with no pretenses at anything other than pure entertainment and some mild rabble-rousing about the Nazi menace."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Superb thriller in the Hitchcock mode."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The cast and script are fine, but Reed fatally lacks Hitchcock's light, witty touch and his effortless ability to create suspense out of ordinary circumstances."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"What is does offer is a mix of wit and wiles, a genuinely startling sequence in a concentration camp... and sprightly performance by Rex Harrison..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"Very cogently a follow-up to the scoop of The Lady Vanishes"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A good mix of comedy and adventure."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's fast, furious and funny but, even with that master of atmosphere Carol Reed as director, it could have done with a couple of fresh tricks to keep us guessing."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"testament to the skillful manner in which British filmmakers were able to produce entertaining yarns during increasingly dark times"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"One of the finest spy films ever."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Reed's direction lacks the light touch, but he makes good use of the train, and there's an exciting climax set in a cable car."
‑ , Film4
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