Von Ryan's Express

June 1965116 minutes
Action & adventure
61

Von Ryan's Express features a troop of Allied soldiers trying to break away from a prison camp in Italy.  While the majority of the prisoners at the camp are British, a strong-minded, quick-witted American Air Force colonel takes charge and leads the escape, which requires that the prisoners to sneak onto a German train bound for Switzerland.  Ryan, an American POW, leads his fellow prisoners on a hazardous escape from the Germans in Italy by taking over the German train.  Having apparently made errors of judgment, Ryan has to earn the support of the British soldiers he is commanding.
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Audio language
English (Stereo)
Subtitles
Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (United States) [CC], Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Swedish, Turkish
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Run time
116 minutes
Rating
PG
Two worthy Academy Award® nominees from 1950's Sunset Boulevard - actor William Holden and director Billy Wilder - reteamed three years later for the gripping World War II drama, Stalag 17. The result was another Best Director nomination for Wilder (his fourth), and the elusive Best Actor Oscar® for Holden. Holden portrays the jaded, scheming Sergeant J.J. Sefton, a prisoner at the notorious German prison camp, who spends his days dreaming up rackets and trading with the Germans for special privileges. But when two prisoners are killed in an escape attempt, it becomes obvious that there is a spy among the prisoners. Is it Sefton? Famed producer/director Otto Preminger tackles a rare acting role as the camp's commandant; actor Robert Strauss won a Supporting Actor nomination for his role as "Animal." Here's Wilder's powerful, acclaimed film classic -- now packed with never-before-seen special features, including audio commentary and "behind-the-scenes" featurettes.Two worthy Academy Award® nominees from 1950's Sunset Boulevard - actor William Holden and director Billy Wilder - reteamed three years later for the gripping World War II drama, Stalag 17. The result was another Best Director nomination for Wilder (his fourth), and the elusive Best Actor Oscar® for Holden. Holden portrays the jaded, scheming Sergeant J.J. Sefton, a prisoner at the notorious German prison camp, who spends his days dreaming up rackets and trading with the Germans for special privileges. But when two prisoners are killed in an escape attempt, it becomes obvious that there is a spy among the prisoners. Is it Sefton? Famed producer/director Otto Preminger tackles a rare acting role as the camp's commandant; actor Robert Strauss won a Supporting Actor nomination for his role as "Animal." Here's Wilder's powerful, acclaimed film classic -- now packed with never-before-seen special features, including audio commentary and "behind-the-scenes" featurettes.
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