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Von Ryan's Express

Action-packed World War II story about Allied prisoners who stage a mass breakout from an Italian POW camp, commandeer a train and head towards the Swiss border. As the Italian war effort collapses, the escapees are aided by their erstwhile captors, but when the Germans catch on, they set out to halt the escape with an armoured train and aerial attack.

Release date:

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

New Year's Day 2009 17:00
BBC Two except Yorkshire


Role Contributor
Colonel Joseph L RyanFrank Sinatra
DirectorMark Robson
Major Eric FinchamTrevor Howard
Gabriella (as Raffaella Carra)Raffaela Carra
Sergeant BostickBrad Dexter
Captain CostanzoEdward Mulhare
Private AmesJames Brolin
Col GortzJohn Van Dreelen
WriterDavid Westheimer
WriterWendell Mayes