Von Ryan's Express
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A far-fetched but thrilling World War II adventure. Watch it as part of a double feature with John Frankenheimer's The Train."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"An action packed prisoner of war thriller and Ole Blue Eyes doesn't even sing a note."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Exciting Sinatra starring vehicle set during WWII."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Sinatra at his swaggering best."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"Made for those who like those old-fashioned serial chapter adventure stories."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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