5 The Train - Lancaster at his bestratbags21 | 25/02/2008 | See all ratbags21's reviews (1)This is a really superb WWII film made all the better by being in black & white. The characters are beautifully drawn and the atmosphere suitably smokey & grimey. In the dying days of the Reich, Lancaster plays a war weary, short tempered, and long-suffering SNCF rail chief who is persuaded, against his better judgement, to join in an allied plot to save famous paintings from being looted to Berlin. Schofield is his indomitable foe, trying to use the might of the German wehrmacht to spirit away the masterpieces in a brilliant portrayal of a stero-typical Nazi automaton. I love this film more each time I see it!