History Film / VonRyansExpress

15th Jul '17 4:06:55 PM nombretomado
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''Von Ryan's Express'' is a 1965 WorldWarII adventure film based on a novel by David Westheimer, directed by Mark Robson, starring Music/FrankSinatra and Creator/TrevorHoward.

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''Von Ryan's Express'' is a 1965 WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII adventure film based on a novel by David Westheimer, directed by Mark Robson, starring Music/FrankSinatra and Creator/TrevorHoward.
24th Jun '17 12:09:05 PM Mdumas43073
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Colonel Joseph L. Ryan (Sinatra), an American pilot, is shot down in UsefulNotes/FascistItaly and put in a Fascist prisoner of war camp there, where he becomes the new ranking officer among the Allied prisoners. He's nicknamed 'Von Ryan' by the mainly British prisoners for his initial concessions to the jailers, spoiling previous escape preparations in order to improve current conditions for the prisoners. Despite proving that he's willing to both push their jailers and suffer for his beliefs, the name catches on when Ryan sparing the life of the camp commander in the wake of the Italian surrender leads to the [=POWs=] being recaptured by the Germans, who load the survivors on a train headed for a German camp. In the shadow of the Italian Alps, Ryan and the British [=POWs=] take control of the train; trapped behind enemy lines, their only option is to pretend to still be under German control and avoid suspicion [[RunForTheBorder while heading for neutral Switzerland]]. But it's not long until the Germans are in hot pursuit.

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Colonel Joseph L. Ryan (Sinatra), an American pilot, is shot down in UsefulNotes/FascistItaly and put in a Fascist prisoner of war camp there, where he becomes the new ranking officer among the Allied prisoners. He's nicknamed 'Von Ryan' "Von Ryan" by the mainly British prisoners for his initial concessions to the jailers, spoiling previous escape preparations in order to improve current conditions for the prisoners. prisoners.

Despite proving that he's willing to both push their jailers and suffer for his beliefs, the name catches on when Ryan sparing the life of the camp commander in the wake of the Italian surrender leads to the [=POWs=] being recaptured by the Germans, who load the survivors on a train headed for a German camp. In the shadow of the Italian Alps, Ryan and the British [=POWs=] take control of the train; trapped behind enemy lines, their only option is to pretend to still be under German control and avoid suspicion [[RunForTheBorder while heading for neutral Switzerland]]. But it's not long until the Germans are in hot pursuit.
24th Jun '17 12:08:18 PM Mdumas43073
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''Von Ryan's Express'' is a 1965 WorldWarII adventure film based on a novel by David Westheimer, directed by Mark Robson, starring Music/FrankSinatra and Trevor Howard.

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''Von Ryan's Express'' is a 1965 WorldWarII adventure film based on a novel by David Westheimer, directed by Mark Robson, starring Music/FrankSinatra and Trevor Howard.
Creator/TrevorHoward.
24th Jun '17 12:07:48 PM Mdumas43073
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''Von Ryan's Express'' is a 1965 WorldWarII adventure film starring Music/FrankSinatra and Trevor Howard, based on a novel by David Westheimer.

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''Von Ryan's Express'' is a 1965 WorldWarII adventure film based on a novel by David Westheimer, directed by Mark Robson, starring Music/FrankSinatra and Trevor Howard, based on a novel by David Westheimer.
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23rd May '16 3:13:18 PM mavacca
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* WeaponsUnderstudies: the three German planes that attack the Von Ryan Express at the end are Messerschmitts Bf 108, a sport and touring aircraft commonly used in war films of the period as a stand-in for its military cousin, the Messerschmitts ME-109. Their camouflage pattern however is fictional and [[JustPlaneWrong has no resemblance to the one actually used by the Luftwaffe in the European theatre]].

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* WeaponsUnderstudies: the three German planes that attack the Von Ryan Express at the end are Messerschmitts Bf 108, a sport and touring aircraft commonly used in war films of the period as a stand-in for its military cousin, the Messerschmitts Messerschmitt ME-109. Their camouflage pattern however is fictional and [[JustPlaneWrong has no resemblance to the one actually used by the Luftwaffe in the European theatre]].
23rd May '16 3:12:02 PM mavacca
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* PlayingAgainstType: This was the first role Sinatra had that didn't ask him to sing.


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* WeaponsUnderstudies: the three German planes that attack the Von Ryan Express at the end are Messerschmitts Bf 108, a sport and touring aircraft commonly used in war films of the period as a stand-in for its military cousin, the Messerschmitts ME-109. Their camouflage pattern however is fictional and [[JustPlaneWrong has no resemblance to the one actually used by the Luftwaffe in the European theatre]].
30th Sep '15 12:44:04 PM Morgenthaler
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''Von Ryan's Express'' is a 1965 WorldWarII adventure film starring FrankSinatra and Trevor Howard, based on a novel by David Westheimer.

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''Von Ryan's Express'' is a 1965 WorldWarII adventure film starring FrankSinatra Music/FrankSinatra and Trevor Howard, based on a novel by David Westheimer.



While making the film Sinatra met his future wife Mia Farrow (29 years his junior), who was shooting the TV show ''PeytonPlace'' on the same lot.

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While making the film Sinatra met his future wife Mia Farrow (29 years his junior), who was shooting the TV show ''PeytonPlace'' ''Literature/PeytonPlace'' on the same lot.
4th Jul '15 5:36:13 PM mrgate3
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While making the film Sinatra met his future wife Mia Farrow (29 years his junior), who was shooting the TV show ''Payton Place'' on the same lot.

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While making the film Sinatra met his future wife Mia Farrow (29 years his junior), who was shooting the TV show ''Payton Place'' ''PeytonPlace'' on the same lot.
21st Jun '15 5:01:56 PM SolidTrig
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* NeverTrustATrailer: All the advertisements played up the whole angle of the prisoners despising Ryan ("Who was the man they hated worse than Hitler?"), but aside from two scenes, it never really plays into the plot, and Ryan gets along s

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* NeverTrustATrailer: All the advertisements played up the whole angle of the prisoners despising Ryan ("Who was the man they hated worse than Hitler?"), but aside from two scenes, it never really plays into the plot, and Ryan gets along swith most of them decently enough.


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** Colonel Gortz is this as well. He's just a German officer tasked with recapturing the prisoners.
20th Mar '15 3:04:08 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* FaceHeelTurn: The prison camp's second-in-command Oriani. His eyepatch suggests he was an Italian who's actually faced battle, and is openly courteous to the Allied prisoners. When Mussolini falls and the prisoners seize control of the camp, he switches sides and offers to help the [=POW=]s escape despite Fincham's concerns. [[spoiler:He does.]]


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* HeelFaceTurn: The prison camp's second-in-command Oriani. His eyepatch suggests he was an Italian who's actually faced battle, and is openly courteous to the Allied prisoners. When Mussolini falls and the prisoners seize control of the camp, he switches sides and offers to help the [=POW=]s escape despite Fincham's concerns. [[spoiler:He does.]]
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