Lady on a Train

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Durbin plays a girl who witnesses a murder from the window of a train pulling into New York, is believed by no one, and so turns to detection herself, becoming entangled with the victim's sinisterly bizarre family (which includes the killer). With a strong supporting cast, it's surprisingly entertaining. The plot, derived from a story by Leslie Charteris previously filmed in Britain as A Window in London, doesn't delve into the dark chaos beloved of noir thrillers in the '40s so much as play it slightly tongue-in-cheek. Light, cheery and shading into darker areas for the climax, it's fun.

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Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Charles David
Screenwriter: Edmund Beloin, Robert O'Brien
Cast: Deanna Durbin
Ralph Bellamy
Edward Everett Horton
George Coulouris
Allen Jenkins
David Bruce
Dan Duryea
Patricia Morison
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