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The Train (1964) was a Thriller/Suspense - War Film directed by Arthur Penn and John Frankenheimer and produced by Jules Bricken.

Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingFranklin Coen, Frank DavisNominated
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This past Christmas my son got me a Mill Creek box set called Awesomely Cheesy Movies. 100 movies on 24 disks, it’s actually a combination of two of their earlier released sets, “The Swinging Seventies”, and “The Excellent Eighties”. For those of you who may not be fam... Read full article


The Train (1964)

By Beatrice on Apr 3, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The Train Directed by John Frankenheimer Written by Franklin Coehn and Frank Davis from a novel by Rose Valland1964/France/Italy/USA Les Films Ariane/Les Productions Artistes Associes/Dear Film Produzione Repeat viewing/Netflix rental An action-packed winner for when you are in the mood for susp... Read full article


Review: Strangers on the Train (1951)

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The Train (1964) with Burt Lancaster

By Greg Orypeck on Sep 4, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!?The art train is not to be destroyed.??Orders are to mark it so that the planes will pass it up.?? a French Resistance leader Some critics, and even that lesser breed of us, those mere movie?observers?and hyper film buffs, are rumored to enjoy writing negative reviews, not usually true, ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Labiche: Thank you.
Christine: I don't want your thanks. If they'd caught me helping you, I would have been shot.
Labiche: I know. I'm sorry.
Christine: You think you can just run in and out of here and make trouble? I run a hotel, not a madhouse. Who's going to pay for the door? Who's going to pay for the lock? Do you think money grows on trees?
Labiche: There's a war...
Christine: You talk about the war. I talk about what it costs!
Labiche: I'll be leaving in a few hours. You can go back to your good customers.
Christine: They pay. That's what I'm in business for.
Labiche: You should be paid. How much for the damage?
Christine: One hundred francs.
[He pays her.]
Labiche: How much for saving my life?


Labiche: Where are the Allies?
Resistance leader: It has been arranged for a French division to reach Paris first. A gesture.
Labiche: Gesture! They can make gestures! Let them make one for Pesquet, or Jacques! That kid of Lefèvre's... he'd appreciate a gesture.


Christine: Men want to be heroes, and their widows mourn.


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Labiche asks Christine for her name, and she gives her first name, not her last, but Christine never asks for his name. The German soldiers tell her his name is Labiche, plus she sees his papers with his full name when he signs the guest register. The viewer knows her first name, but not her last name, and the viewer knows his last name, but not his first name.
Burt Lancaster only speaks once throughout the last 33 minutes of the film.
In the final confrontation between Burt Lancaster's Labiche character and the Nazi colonel played by Paul Scofield, the shooting conditions were so cold that Scofield reportedly had to talk while inhaling so clouds of warm breath wouldn't appear on film. His voice was looped in later.
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