Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Train (1964)

Synopsis: Pissed-off Burt Lancaster choo-choo-chooses to railroad art-crazy Colonel.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Burt Lancaster (Birdman of Alcatraz) stars in this action-packed, WWII thriller about a French railway inspector whose low-key Resistance efforts become vitally urgent when the Nazis try to steal a trainload of France’s most treasured paintings, and it’s up to him to stop the train.”

What Did I Learn?: Waving your arms is not an effective means of communicating “we’re on the same side” to a British Spitfire pilot as he’s machine-gunning your train.

You Might Like This Movie If: You loved this music video.

Really?: 1) Kinda funny how everyone in this movie has either a French or German accent...except Burt Lancaster. 2) How did the Resistance come up with all that fake signage on short notice? 3) This movie was made in 1964 – couldn’t John Frankenhemier have used colour film?

Rating: The Train is a suspenseful (albeit long – 2 hours and 13 minutes!) WWII thriller. 7.5/10 stars.

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