One year, one film: 1965 – Von Ryan’s Express

One year, one film: 1965 The film: Von Ryan’s Express, dir. Mark Robson Starring Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard Rating: Recommended | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED | Must-See Frank Sinatra was a multi-talented man, an actor who made many an enjoyable film and, of course, one of the greatest singers of all time. Von Ryan’s Express is, in my opinion, one of his best films. Sinatra stars as … Continue reading One year, one film: 1965 – Von Ryan’s Express

Von Ryan’s Express (1965)

Colonel Joseph Ryan (Frank Sinatra) is a US Army Air Force pilot. When his plane gets shot down in Italy in 1943, he’s taken to a prison camp that is populated by mostly British soldiers and run by a harsh man known as Battaglia (Adolfo Celi). Ryan is made senior officer of the prisoners, leading to many face-offs with Royal Army Major Eric Fincham (Trevor … Continue reading Von Ryan’s Express (1965)