Exile Express (1939)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Escape Film, Psychological Thriller  |   Release Date - May 27, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Exile Express was the last film produced by Grand National Pictures, and a worthy farewell it was. Anna Sten, former Sam Goldwyn protegee and the wife of Exile Express producer Eugene Frenke, stars as Nadine Nikolas, a young European girl whose chances of becoming an American citizen are scotched when she is implicated in a murder. About to be deported, Nadine is rescued by reporter Steve Reynolds (Alan Marshall), who suspects that the killing was engineered by a gang of international spies. One delightful scene permits the haughty Ms. Sten to "let herself go" by dancing an energetic jitterbug. Directed by Universal contractee Otis Garrett, Exile Express is a satisfying blend of comedy, romance, and edge-of-the-seat suspense.

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killing, agent [representative], assistance, boss [employer], chemistry, escape, espionage, formula, laboratory, murder, on-the-run, scientist, secret-plan, train [locomotive]