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Title of the Film ROME EXPRESS
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1932
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 94
Length (in meters) 2587
Colour b/w
Genre Thriller
Based on/Source  
Production Companies Gaumont-British Picture Corporation
Producer(s) Michael Balcon
Director Walter Forde
Cast Conrad Veidt, Esther Ralston, Hugh Williams, Donald Calthrop, Cedric Hardwicke
Literature Picturegoer Weekly, 23 July 1932
Times, 21 November 1932
Punch, 30 November 1932
Picturegoer Weekly, 3 December 1932
Walter Forde: How we made ROME EXPRESS. Picturegoer Weekly, 17 December 1932
New York Times, 18 December 1932
Cinema Quarterly, Winter 1932
Picturegoer Weekly, 4 February 1933
New York Times, 27 February 1933
Österreichische Film-Zeitung, 11 August 1934
Das Kino-Journal, 18 August 1934
Special notes Director of photography: Gunther Krampf
"ROME EXPRESS is the best picture turned out from any British studio. It is technically polished, brilliantly acted and exceptionally well set." (Lionel Collier, Picturegoer Weekly, 4 February 1933)

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