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Lady on a Train

Lady on a Train is a mystery comedy containing plenty of fun for both whodunnit and laugh fans. Melodramatic elements in the Leslie Charteris original are flippantly treated without minimizing suspense, and the dialog contains a number of choice quips that are good for hefty laughs.

With:
Deanna Durbin Ralph Bellamy Edward Everett Horton Dan Duryea George Coulouris Allen Jenkins

Lady on a Train is a mystery comedy containing plenty of fun for both whodunnit and laugh fans. Melodramatic elements in the Leslie Charteris original are flippantly treated without minimizing suspense, and the dialog contains a number of choice quips that are good for hefty laughs.

Deanna Durbin sings three tunes as well as handling herself excellently in the comedy role. Songs are all delivered against a background of menace. Actress is seen as a murder mystery addict who witnesses a murder from her train window while arriving in Grand Central station. Police discount her story and she turns to David Bruce, mystery writer, for help. Her pursuit of the writer to enlist his aid is good funning and accounts for some hilarious sequences.

1945: Nomination: Best Sound

Lady on a Train

Production: Universal. Director Charles David; Producer Felix Jackson; Screenplay Edmund Beloin, Robert O'Brien; Camera Woody Bredell; Editor Ted Kent; Music Miklos Rozsa; Art Director John B. Goodman, Robert Clatworthy

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1945. Running time: 96 MIN.

With: Deanna Durbin Ralph Bellamy Edward Everett Horton Dan Duryea George Coulouris Allen Jenkins

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