Subway in the Sky

Subway in the Sky

Subway in the Sky is a 1959 British crime film directed by Muriel Box and starring Van Johnson, Hildegard Knef and Albert Lieven. Hildegard Knef, who changed career in the 1960s to become a cabaret singer and songwriter, sings one song in the film, "It Isn't Love." It was shot at Shepperton Studios near London. The film's sets were designed by the art director George Provis.


Baxter Grant, an American soldier in West Berlin, deserts and goes on the run when faced with false drug trafficking and murder charges. He takes shelter with cabaret singer Lilli Hoffman, who he manages to persuade to help prove his innocence.

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    contentLocation Berlin
    director Muriel Box
    editor Jean Barker
    genre crime
    keywords cabaret singer drug trafficking murder charge on the run traffic west berlin
    musicBy Mario Nascimbene
    producer Sydney Box
    productionCompany Orbit Films
    publisher British Lion Films