Sunday
03
Mar
7.15 pm
Back Train, The
 
Sun
03
Mar
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Sunday, 03 March 2013 at 7.15 pm
Railways season
  • Thriller, War, Action
  • 1964
  • UK
  • B&W
  • 140 mins.
 
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How do you weigh the cultural heritage of a nation against the value of human life? That’s the subtext of The Train, a wholly persuasive, intelligent thiller crisply directed by John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate) with documentary-like realism and emphasis on action and problem-solving.

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Director:

 
John Frankenheimer

Cinematographer:

 
Jean Tournier, Walter Wottitz

Screenplay:

 
Franklin Coen, Frank Davis

Cast:

 
Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau
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