Saturday, October 15, 2011

Night Train to Munich - 1940 ****

A gripping 1940s thriller from the excellent Carol Reed. Rex Harrison plays a British undercover officer posing as an entertainer who meets up with Margaret Lockwood and they both become embroiled in a terrifying plot to do with German concentration camps.

Reed always delivers on his films, and this was no exception. I have never seen Harrison play such a two-sided character before; one minute a sharp and arrogant German with a monocle, the next a charming and suave British performer who wooes Margaret Lockwood.

Lockwood and Harrison make a pretty good couple. I'm impressed.

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