The Train

TitleThe Train
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1965
AuthorsFrankenheimer, John
Running Time133 minutes
DistributorUnited Artists
CountryUnited States
Mediumblack and white film
Publication LanguageEnglish, German

Loosely based on a true story, this action-packed adventure focuses on the French Resistance's attempt to stop a train carrying stolen great works of art during the liberation of Paris. The French and Germans debate the importance of stealing and saving fine art, raising questions about the cultural manifestations of war. 


Burt Lancaster

Paul Scofield

Jeanne Moreau

Suzanne Flon

Michel Simon

Wolfgang Preiss

Albert Rémy

Charles Millot 


Directed by John Frankenheimer

Produced by Jules Bricken

Written by Franklin Coen and Frank Davis

Uncredited: Walter Bernstein, Howard Dimsdale, and Nedrick Young

Music by Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by Jean Tournier and Walter Wottitz

Edited by David Bretherton


Drama, Thriller

Alternate TitleJohn Frankenheimer's The Train
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