Lady on a Train (1945) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lady on a Train1945

Lady on a Train (1945)

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In this comical mystery, an innocent young woman aboard a New York-bound train accidentally sees witnesses a murder inside an office building. Unfortunately, she sees the victim, but the killer's face remains concealed. She goes straight to the police, but they disbelieve her. in desperation, the lass tells her strange tale to a mystery writer and together they set out to solve the crime and soon the hapless girl finds her own life in serious danger.

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Cast

Deanna Durbin
as Nikki Collins / Margo Martin
Ralph Bellamy
as Jonathan Waring
David Bruce
as Wayne Morgan
George Coulouris
as Mr. Saunders
Dan Duryea
as Arnold
Elizabeth Patterson
as Aunt Charlotte
Samuel S. Hinds
as Mr. Wiggam
William Frawley
as Sgt. Christie
Jacqueline de Wit
as Miss Fletcher
Thurston Hall
as Josiah Waring
Ben Carter
as Maxwell
Nora Cecil
as Woman with Umbrella
Lash LaRue
as Waiter
Jane Adams
as Photographer
Kathleen O'Malley
as Photographer
Jean Trent
as Hatcheck Girl
Barbara Bates
as Hatcheck Girl
Karen Randle
as Cigarette Girl
Tom Dugan
as Turnkey
Joseph Crehan
as Mr. Smith
Chester Clute
as Conductor
Ralph Peters
as Taxi Driver
Charles Cane
as New York Policeman
André Charlot
as Man with Carnation
Al Ferguson
as Workman
Eddie Bruce
as Reporter
Eddie Acuff
as New York Cab Driver
Alice Fleming
as Mrs. Brown
Eddy Waller
as Mr. Brown
Jack Norton
as Santa Claus
Charles Deschamps
as Hairdresser
Bert Roach
as Fat Man
Robert Dudley
as Honeywell
Eddie Bartell
as Sound Track
Dick Hirbe
as Newsboy
Ethel May Halls
as Haughty Woman
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Critic Reviews for Lady on a Train

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

It's an empty and careless little fable, intended to be a mystery farce, about the wholly incredible mix-up of a debutante in a murder plot.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Deanna Durbin [is] caught at that awkward stage when Universal seemed to have no idea what to do with the rapidly maturing girl who had been the studio's biggest star in the 30s.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Lady on a Train sets out to elicit chills and chuckles, but never quite reaches its modest destination.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Light, cheery and shading into darker areas for the climax, it's fun.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Lady on a Train should stand as a classic example of miscasting a leading role. Lady in a Trance would have been a far more appropriate title.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Lady on a Train is a mystery comedy containing plenty of fun for both whodunnit and laugh fans.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

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