Frank Sinatra takes command in "one of the most exciting of all war chases" (Los Angeles Times), Von Ryan's Express an Oscar-nominated, full-throttle, escape thriller featuring Trevor Howard, Edward Mulhare, James Brolin and Thunderball's Adolfo Celi.Central Italy, August 1943. With the collapse of the Italian war effort, the SS herds 400 Allied POWs aboard a heavily guarded freight train and embarks for an internment camp in Austria. Realizing it's their only chance to escape, Colonel Joseph Ryan(Sinatra) and a handful of officers manage to subdue their guards and hijack the train. Barreling across Nazi-occupied Italy, Ryan and his men race for the Swiss border, as German troops, the Gestapo and a dive bombing fleet of Messerchmitts follow in deadly pursuit. "Fast, suspenseful and exciting" (Variety), Von Ryan's Express is "a whacking good war yarn" (Life)!