#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France’s greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The French resistance however wants to stop them from stealing their national treasures but have received orders from London that they are not to be destroyed. The station master, Labiche, is tasked with scheduling the train and making it all happen smoothly but he is also part of a dwindling group of resistance fighters tasked with preventing the theft. He and others stage an elaborate ruse to keep the train from ever leaving French territory.
Plot: As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France’s greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The French resistance however wants to stop them from stealing their national treasures but have received orders from London that they are not to be destroyed. The station master, Labiche, is tasked with scheduling the train and making it all happen smoothly but he is also part of a dwindling group of resistance fighters tasked with preventing the theft. He and others stage an elaborate ruse to keep the train from ever leaving French territory.
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Great war suspense-thriller from John Frankenheimer. Heard of this one but never got around to checking it out, just excellent from beginning to end, not to mention wonderful use of sound design along with Maurice Jarre’s score. Performances all around were great, especially Paul Scofield. Surprising to see it didn’t receive more Oscar love outside of the writing. **4.5/5**
**_Burt Lancaster as a French Resistance fighter trying to stop a German train with stolen art_**
Paris is on the verge of liberation from Nazi occupation in 1944, so a German colonel (Paul Scofield) loads a train with a priceless cargo of French paintings to take to Germany, which Resistance fighters led by engineer Labiche (Burt Lancaster) are intent on stopping. Jeanne Moreau is on hand as a hotel owner.
“The Train” (1964) is a B&W war picture with the unconventional tone of contemporaneous WW2 films “The Young Lions” (1958), “36 Hours” (1964) and “Morituri” (1965). The story starts slow, but becomes increasingly compelling with lots of non-CGI carnage involving tracks and trains. The last act is creative and leaves you with the question: How many lives is art worth? Lovers of steam locomotives should eat this up.
The film runs 2 hours, 12 minutes and was shot in France.
An unusual war movie but still good
The movie is about a episode that happened in 1944. When France was still occupied by the Nazis, they decided to steal paintings from the Paris museums. This film is about a shipment that the French has to save before he ends to Germans, but they also don’t want to be destroyed in the process.
Burt Lancaster stars as a French train engineer that has to transport the shipment. At first is not a easy task, but he succeeds in the end. Meanwhile he becomes friend with a hotel owner played by French actress Jeanne Moreau (that passed away last year). And the other members of the cast are fine. Paul Scofield as a German general is great (and Scofield also starred in other great movies after this), and it was a treat seeing French comedian Michel Simon in a war movie (just like Bourvil in THE LONGEST DAY).
This movie had great direction by John Frankenheimer, great performances by all the actors, and also great photography in Black and White. Although a bit dragged in some places, it was still great to watch! And as a fan of the history from 1850 until these days, I liked the movie for his accuracy and his action scenes.
forget ‘long war film’ and think Burt Lancaster giving his all
Real surprise, this for me, particularly bearing in mind the length (which I wasn’t aware of till after watching) never mind the genre! But, forget ‘long war film’ and think Burt Lancaster giving his all, low key naturalistic acting and a stinking physical performance. It appears at first as if he is just going to be some suited ‘yes’ man for the Germans but then gets put upon to drive the contentious train. We are not quite sure at the start as to who cares what about this enormous collection of French impressionist paintings and by the end we are wondering about human life versus oil paintings. In between there is the most incredible non stop, human story driven, massive action film with the most amazing steam train action I’ve ever seen. Nobody comes out of this particularly well but that we are not held up for mournful moments with dying children or romantic pauses for divided lovers, just full on desperate people getting on and doing what seems best without to much pause for thought or much else. The night scenes are particularly effective with the great monstrous engines pulsing along, smoke billowing. Aircraft attacks add to the thrills but it is still Lancaster that dominates the screen. What a presence.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 13 min (133 min), 2 hr 22 min (142 min) (theatrical release) (1964) (UK)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Thriller, War
Director John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn
Writer Franklin Coen (screen story), Frank Davis (screen story), Franklin Coen (screenplay), Frank Davis (screenplay), Rose Valland (based upon “Le Front De L’Art” by)
Actors Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon
Country France, Italy, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Les Films Ariane, United Artists, Dear Film Produzione, Les Productions Artistes Associés
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm