The Silent Battle

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The Silent Battle
"The Silent Battle" (1939).jpg
UK pressbook cover
Directed by Herbert Mason
Produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan
Written by Wolfgang Wilhelm
Rodney Ackland
Emeric Pressburger (uncredited)
Based on the novel "Le Poisson Chinois" by Jean Bommart
Starring Rex Harrison
Valerie Hobson
John Loder
Music by Francis Chagrin
Cinematography Bernard Browne
Edited by Philip Charlot
Pinebrook Studios
Release date
  • March 1939 (1939-03) (UK)
  • 1 March 1942 (1942-03-01) (U.S.)
Running time
73 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Silent Battle is a 1939 British thriller film directed by Herbert Mason and starring Rex Harrison, Valerie Hobson and John Loder.[1] It is also known by the alternative titles Continental Express and Peace in our Time. It was inspired by the novel Le Poisson Chinois by Jean Bommart. Secret agents try to defeat terrorists on the Orient Express.

It is a remake of the French film La Bataille silencieuse (fr) (1937)


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide wrote, "competent prewar spy drama with a fairly talented cast, but it doesn't pack the action or suspense of the great espionage drama Night Train to Munich (1940), also starring Harrison." [2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "The Silent Battle". BFI. 
  2. ^ "Continental Express". TV Guide.