BRITISH FILM SPECIAL:
SLEEPING CAR TO TRIESTE
No of discs: 1.
Black & White.
Running Time: approx 91 mins.
Director: John Paddy Carstairs.
Cast: Jean Kent, Albert Lieven, Derrick De Marney, Paul Dupuis, Rona Anderson, Bonar Colleano Alan Wheatley, Finlay Currie and David Tomlinson.
Post war Europe is in turmoil. Agent Zurta (Albert Lieven) and his beautiful accomplice Valya (Jean Kent) steal a diary with vital Cold War secrets from an embassy in Paris. During the theft Zurta murders a servant and enlists the help of Karl (Alan Wheatley) to cover his tracks. But Karl double crosses Zurta and attempts to makes his escape on the Orient Express.
As the train pulls out of the Gare de Lyon in Paris, Zurta and Valya are on Karl’s trail but he is tucked away in a hidden compartment. The eclectic bunch of passengers includes an adulterous couple, a wealthy autocratic writer and a French police inspector. Will Zurta and Valya recover the diary and make their escape or will they be captured before they reach the Iron Curtain?