Night Train to Munich

Director: Carol Reed
Year Released: 1940
Rating: 2.0

Minor WWII propaganda is basically Hitchcock Lite: suave super spy Rex Harrison dresses up as a Nazi to help smuggle a scientist into Switzerland, all the while dogged by an equally sharp Paul Henreid. As an 'action picture' it's a little flat and its anti-Nazi/hooray-England message is more of a shrug than a rallying cry - the 'humor' (if you can call it that) comes in the form of two incredibly glib English travelers (who, conveniently, are aware of Harrison's 'true' identity and are able to basically save his neck). Harrison's got the charisma, but the rest lacks panache.