Spy Train (1943)

Genres - Action, Drama, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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One can't deny that Monogram's Spy Train never stops moving; after all, it is set on a speeding train. Richard Travis and Catherine Craig are the not-what-they-seem hero and heroine, who get mixed up with enemy agents, a myserious travel bag, and a time bomb. The Travis-Craig banter is incredibly sexist (he even gets away with gently slapping her face!), which in way is oddly endearing. Naturally, the Nazis are foiled in a spectacular and very final fashion. One question: this being a Monogram picture, why didn't their resident funster Mantan Moreland play the comedy-relief pullman porter, instead of Fred "Snowflake" Toones.

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bomb, defuse, war, espionage, race-against-time, train [locomotive], training