The Train Poster

Release Date: March 7th, 1965

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 1999

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
With the Allies poised to retake Paris from the Germans, Col. Franz Von Waldheim (Paul Scofield) conspires to sneak out by train all of the art masterpieces looted by the German army. But museum curator Mademoiselle Villard (Suzanne Flon) alerts the French Resistance, and soon railway inspector Paul Labiche (Burt Lancaster) is pressed into service. He reroutes the train, and cleverly deceives Von Waldheim by renaming each train station along the way.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Simon, Suzanne Flon, Wolfgang Preiss, Richard Münch, Albert Remy

Director: John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Les Productions Artistes Associés, United Artists, Dear Film Produzione, Les Films Ariane

Distributors: United Artists, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: Pursuit, 1940s, Tense, Deception


Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)