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on 20 August 2010
Although "Night Train" isn't quite up to the standard of the original version of "The Lady Vanishes" (more derring do than "who done what to who?") it is still one of the best of the "Brave Britons Outsmarting Swinish Foreigners" films of the period.
It benefits from the presence of Margaret Lockwood, who plays her part with the same conviction that she showed in "The Lady Vanishes"; Rex Harrison, as the dashing spy; and the ultra-British Charters and Caldicott, again acting with self-effacing bravery in the face of the enemy as they desperately try to get home in time to see a cricket match.
For some people this kind of film may seem hopelessly stereotyped and old-fashioned. But if you tend to enjoy British films of the 1940s, and especially if you've enjoyed "The Lady Vanishes", this is an absolute "must".