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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)

Best WritingFranklin Coen, Frank DavisNominated

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Say “Cheese” 012 – The Train Killer (1984)

By Michael on Apr 16, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

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)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 30, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Strangers on the Train is conceived in its first few minutes of dialogue when the charismatic bon vivant Bruno (Robert Walker) ingratiates himself on tennis player Guy Haines (Farley Granger).?Bruno is a big idea-man, constantly talking and thinking and wheedling his way into other people’s li... Read full article

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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: 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.

Resistance leader: London agrees the art is important. Anything we can do to save it... but they leave it up to us.
Labiche: Why not? What can they lose? This morning we had four men left in this group. Now we have three. One, two, three.
Pesquet: Bernard?
Labiche: We started with eighteen. Like your paintings, mademoiselle, we couldn't replace them. For certain things we take the risk, but I won't waste lives on paintings.
Miss Villard: They wouldn't be wasted! Excuse me, I know that's a terrible thing to say. But those paintings are part of France. The Germans want to take them away. They've taken our land, our food, they live in our houses, and now they're trying to take our art. This beauty, this vision of life, born out of France, our special vision, our trust... we hold it in trust, don't you see, for everyone? This is our pride, what we create and hold for the world. There are worse things to risk your life for than that.
Labiche: I'm sorry, mademoiselle, we can't help you.

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The filmmakers hired a train to carry their equipment from one location to another, and this is the train we see as the art train in the film.
Burt Lancaster was forced by United Artists to make four films for $150,000 a picture in the 1960s: The Young Savages, Birdman of Alcatraz, The Train and The Hallelujah Trail rather than his normal fee of $750,000, because of cost overruns at his production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, for which he was personally responsible.
The budget doubled under John Frankenheimer, due to an emphasis on action and the filming of train wrecks, eventually reaching $6.7 million. United Artists felt compelled to step in and assert its completion rights, demanding that principal photography be finished in seven weeks.
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