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Rome Express (1932)

A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable Van Dyck painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Forde

Writers:

Clifford Grey (by), Sidney Gilliat (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Conrad Veidt ... Zurta
Esther Ralston ... Asta Marvelle
Hugh Williams ... Tony
Donald Calthrop ... Poole
Joan Barry ... Mrs. Maxted
Harold Huth Harold Huth ... George Grant
Gordon Harker ... Tom Bishop
Eliot Makeham ... Mills
Cedric Hardwicke ... Alistair McBane
Frank Vosper ... M. Jolif
Finlay Currie ... Sam, Publicist
Muriel Aked ... Spinster
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Storyline

A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable Van Dyck painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a motley assortment of passengers. including adulterous lovers, a very annoying golf fanatic, a French police chief and an American silent film star any one of whom could have the painting he desperately seeks.. Written by wxjuh

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ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE ROARING THRU THE NIGHT! (original USA poster-all caps) See more »


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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

6 February 1933 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El rey de los condenados See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on: at Shepherds Bush, London.) (British Acoustic Film New Process Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: Board of Trade Cinematograph Films Act 1927. Registration Certificate

(1) Title "Rome Express"

(2) Registered No.Br 8126

(3) Registered in the name of THE GAUMONT CO. LTD.

(4) Registered length 8484 Feet.

(5) Registered as a British Film. See more »

Quotes

Tom Bishop: Discretion is the better part of Wagons Lits.
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25 September 2018 | by mlink-36-9815See all my reviews

Hollywood has some kind of grudge against ROME EXPRESS. a great picture in which all the actors perform well. Cedric Hardwicke was a standout as a cheapy trying to present himself as a philanthropist. the press agent was perfectly annoying and donald calthrop was exceptional as the art thief. I know there is an american version on VCI dvd but I have 3 other versions sped up for time. gordon harker was another annoying person. Its just a great movie you need to get on dvd.


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