Stop Train 349

Stop Train 349 (German: Verspätung in Marienborn, French: Le train de Berlin est arrêté, Italian: Un treno è fermo a Berlino), is a 1963 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Rolf Hädrich. It was released in the US in 1964 by Allied Artists. It was entered into the 13th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] Screenwriter Will Tremper won the Film Award in Gold of the 1964 German Film Awards. The film's sets were designed by the art director Dieter Bartels.

Stop Train 349
U.S. Film poster
Directed byRolf Hädrich
Produced by
Written by
StarringJosé Ferrer
Music by
CinematographyRoger Fellous
Edited byGeorges Arnstam
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • June 1963 (1963-06)
Running time
95 minutes
Country
  • West Germany
  • France
  • Italy
LanguageEnglish

Plot

An East Berlin refugee trying to escape to West Berlin sneaks aboard a train run by the US military and causes an international incident.

Cast

  • José Ferrer as Cowan the Reporter
  • Sean Flynn as Lt. Novak
  • Nicole Courcel as Nurse Kathy
  • Jess Hahn as Sgt. Torre
  • Yossi Yadin as Maj. Menschikov (as Yoseph Yadin)
  • Hans-Joachim Schmiedel as Banner
  • Christiane Schmidtmer as Karin (as Christiane Schmidmer)
  • Joy Aston as Mrs. Abramson
  • Lothar Mann as East German Conductor
  • Arthur Brauss as I.M.P. (as Art Brauss)
  • Edward Meeks as Capt. Kolski
  • Fred Dur as Maj. Finnegan
  • Len Monroe as U.S. Soldier
  • Wolfgang Georgi as Russian Officer Gorski
  • Antonella Murgia as Teenager

Production

The film was originally known as Marienborn. It was based on a true incident about an American train going to Berlin that was stopped in the Eastern sector and had a refugee removed.[2]

References

  1. "IMDB.com: Awards for Delay in Marienborn". imdb.com. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
  2. By A.H. WEILER. (2 June 1963). OBSERVATIONS FROM A LOCAL VANTAGE POINT. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/116699827
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