Von Ryan's Express

Plot hole: At the end when the train is on the trestle while the men are repairing the rail, if they could have used the catwalk to go around the mountain, why didn't they just go straight through the tunnel to get into Switzerland. Seems like THAT would have been quicker.


Revealing mistake: Obvious model train in the wide shots of the bombing of the town the train is going through.

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Question: Why didn't the prisoners unhook several cars at the rear of the train, to roll down the tracks and crash/block the troop train coming up behind them towards the end?

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