Von Ryan's Express Train is a movie about the Second World War directed by Mark Robson, based on the novel of the same name by David Westheimer .
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|Producer||Mark Robson |
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|Trevor Howard |
|Film company||20th Century Fox|
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Why did 600 Allied prisoners hate the man they called Von Ryan more than they hated Hitler?
Colonel Ryan ( Frank Sinatra ) is an American pilot shot down by the Germans and sent to a prisoner of war camp in Italy. Ryan is a man of strict discipline. As an officer, he is appointed chief of prisoners of war. Those believe that he is working with Italian guards, and give him the nickname "von Ryan." But he also behaves strictly with the Italians: when they refuse to give the prisoners a new uniform, the colonel orders his compatriots to deliberately strip naked.
Upon learning of Italy's surrender in 1943 , Ryan is trying to withdraw the prisoners of war from the camp, whose guards fled. But they are given to the Germans by the former head of the camp, whom they locked in a punishment cell (after the surrender, the Germans brought troops into Italy). Prisoners are put on a train, they disarm the guards and they themselves lead this train, fleeing the German persecution, to neutral Switzerland .
- Frank Sinatra - Colonel von Ryan
- Trevor Howard - Major Eric Finsham
- Raffaella Carra - Gabriela
- Brad Dexter - Sergeant Bostic
- John Leighton - Lieutenant Ord
- Edward Mulheir - Captain Costanzo
- Wolfgang Price - Major von Clement
- Jon Van Drelen - Colonel Gortz
Academy Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Oscar , 1966 - nomination "Best Sound Effects."