Lady on a Train (1945) 1080p

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Comedy | Crime
Frame Rate:
24 fps
English 2.0  
Run Time:
94 min
IMDB Rating:
6.8 / 10 
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Directors: Charles David [Director] ,

Movie Description:
While in a train halted at a station, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder committed in a nearby building. When she goes to the police they think she's read one too many mystery novels. She then enlists a popular mystery writer to help with her sleuthing.


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Cute but Forgettable

"Lady on a Train" may literally be the only Christmas musical comedy film noir ever made.

Deanna Durbin is pretty fetching as an amateur sleuth trying to solve a murder, and there are quite a few amusing moments in the movie, many of them involving that old reliable comic Edward Everett Horton. It's cozy as all get out, the way an old fashioned Agatha Christie story is cozy. I was disappointed with it, but that's because I was in the mood for an actual film noir, which this movie isn't. In a different mood, I might have found more to like.

"Lady on a Train" was nominated for a Best Sound Recording Oscar in 1945. Seems pretty random to me, but...ummmm....ok?

Grade: B

fun light murder mystery

Mystery-obsessed Nikki Collins (Deanna Durbin) is alone on a train to New York City. It stops at a station and she witnesses an apparent murder outside her window in a nearby building. The police don't believe her. In frustration, she recruits the help of popular mystery writer Wayne Morgan (David Bruce) who is looking for fresh material. He isn't much more helpful and she decides to look for the scene of the crime herself. She just won't let it go. She befriends Jonathan Waring (Ralph Bellamy), nephew of the murdered tycoon.

Durbin is adorable and fun in her mystery solving like a blondie Nancy Drew. She's a cross between that and a valley girl. It's a series of funny close-calls and misunderstandings. She sings a few songs. It's very light despite the murder mystery. It's easy to follow. It may be too easy. There are still some questionable issues. Even if the family doesn't know Margo, somebody at the club should know what she looks like. She keeps barely escaping which says more to the incompetence of the bad guys.

"Type that up!" ... "Tear it up?"

Terrible vehicle for Universal's resident singing star Deanna Durbin (here, at 23, still finding her footing as a womanly actress rather than as a teen starlet) attempts to combine a noir scenario with a comedic, screwball script, keeping Deanna breathless, illogical and dithering for nearly 95 minutes. Arriving in New York City by train to visit her relatives, Durbin witnesses a murder from her passenger window; naturally, the police are of no help, so she enlists the expertise of a detective stories writer to help her solve the crime. Screenplay by Edmund Beloin and Robert O'Brien, from a story by Leslie Charteris, is full of fast, silly talk--most of it more annoying than amusing--and off-putting characters. Deanna alternates between inquisitive kid and grown-up fashion plate. The rest of this 'mystery' is just as uncertain. *1/2 from ****
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