Rome Express

Rome Express

Director: Walter Forde Cast: Conrad Veidt, Esther Ralston, Joan Barry

DVD (Black & White)

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Rome Express is a fast-moving British imitation of Hollywood's Grand Hotel formula. The film concentrates on the various passengers of a European express train. On this particular run, the train is a veritable hotbed of intrigue, with crooks and blackmail victims seemingly in every coach. Among the naughty and nice characters are continental favorites Conrad Veidt, Cedric Hardwicke and Finlay Currie, as well as American silent film star Esther Ralston. Rome Express enabled director Walter Forde to graduate from inexpensive regional comedies to prestige British productions. The film was also an obvious inspiration for such later intrigue-on-the-rails epics as The Lady Vanishes (38) and Night Train (39). Rome Express was remade in 1948 as Sleeping Car to Trieste.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2012
UPC: 0089859875625
Original Release: 1933
Source: Vci Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 25,889

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Walter Forde Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Gordon Conway Costumes/Costume Designer
Ian Dalrymple Editor
Sidney Gilliat Screenwriter
Clifford Grey Screenwriter
Gunther Krampf Cinematographer
Leighton Lucas Score Composer
Andrew Mazzei Art Director
Frederick Y. Smith Editor
Ralph Stock Screenwriter
Frank Vosper Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rome Express
1. Chapter 1 [1:12]
2. Chapter 2 [5:19]
3. Chapter 3 [5:30]
4. Chapter 4 [6:49]
5. Chapter 5 [9:30]
6. Chapter 6 [8:39]
7. Chapter 7 [9:18]
8. Chapter 8 [8:53]
9. Chapter 9 [10:58]
10. Chapter 10 [11:20]
11. Chapter 11 [5:42]
12. Chapter 12 [3:18]
13. Chapter 13 [:08]

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