Night Train to Munich (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

Night Train to Munich (1940) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
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Night Train to Munich Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1940 | 95 min | Not rated | Sep 06, 2016

Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515185516


Night Train to Munich (1940) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr. Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him, but the Gestapo manage to kidnap them both back to Berlin. As war looms, British secret service agent Gus Bennet follows disguised as a senior German army officer. His ploy is the not unpleasant one of pretending to woo Anna to the German cause.

Director: Carol Reed
Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder
Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford

Night Train to Munich

Night Train to Munich, from writers Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat and director Carol Reed, is a twisting, turning, cloak-and-dagger delight. Paced like an out-of-control locomotive, this gripping, occasionally comic confection 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 adventure—which also features Casablanca's Paul Henreid—mixes comedy, romance, and thrills with enough skill and cleverness to give the Master of Suspense himself pause.

Special Features:
- Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Conversation from 2010 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: An essay by film critic Philip Kemp


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