A charming and fun British war-period espionage thriller.
Night Train to Munich is a 1940 British thriller film. It was directed by Carol Reed, with writing credits by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder. It is liberally adapted from the Gordon Wellesley novel Report on a Fugitive.
When the Germans march into Prague, a scientist who is working on a new process for armour-plating, Dr. Bomasch (James Harcourt), is flown to England. His daughter Anna (Margaret Lockwood), however, is arrested and sent to a concentration camp. There, she is befriended by a fellow Czech prisoner named Karl Marsen (Paul Henreid). Together, they escape to England, and Anna finds her father by placing a cryptic advertisement in a newspaper at Marsen's suggestion.
Dr. Bomasch is working for the Royal Navy at the Dartford naval base. He is guarded by Dickie Randall (Rex Harrison), a naval officer working undercover as an entertainer called 'Gus Bennett'. Marsen, who is actually an undercover SS agent, has followed Anna; he and his agents soon capture her and her father...