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The Train


Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon View All


Walter Bernstein (Screenplay), Franklin Coen (Screenplay), John Frankenheimer (Director), Frank Davis (Screenplay) View All

Release: Sep. 21st, 1964
Runtime: 2 hours, 13 minutes
As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The French resistance however wants to stop them from stealing their national treasures but have received orders from London that they are not to be destroyed. The station master...
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However, most everyone else involved in the Resistance and working along the route to Germany want to stop the train from leaving the country while saving the art.
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They must do this before the train leaves French soil and without damaging the priceless art that the train carries.
That's how Paul Labiche (Burt Lancaster), train engineer and member of the French Resistance, describes the cargo of stolen art on board of the titular train that he has been commissioned to take out of France and into Germany by Col.


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