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Journey's End (1930)

In France, 1917, an alcoholic captain is afraid that his new replacement, his sweetheart's brother, will betray his downfall.

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In France, 1917, an alcoholic captain is afraid that his new replacement, his sweetheart's brother, will betray his downfall.

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9 April 1930 (USA)  »

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"The Journey's End", a song inspired by the motion picture, was published in England at the time of the initial release, with music by pianist Hero De Rance and lyrics by Rex London. See more »

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Hometown Heroes and Trench Cuisine
4 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Journey's End is a 1930 war film. The story focuses on a company of British troops during the Great War. The leader of the company, Captain Denis Stanhope, has been hardened by the horrors of war into a tough commander with a drinking problem. Conflict arises when a hometown friend of Stanhope, Raleigh, joins the company. Raleigh happens to also be the brother of Stanhope's fiancé back home, and worries that she will find out what he has become on the front line.

This film has quite a few funny moments in the dialogue and does a good job of giving a different perspective on World War I than what is shown in most U.S. films. Journey's End features very few actual battle scenes and instead focuses more on the relationships between the characters. This helps to focus and accentuate the otherwise petty conflict.

Unfortunately, there are a few bits of bad acting. This includes dead deliveries and over-the-top performances on several occasions. The film also drags on for quite a bit. By the time you get to the underwhelming conclusion of the story, you're more than ready for the movie to end.

Overall, Journey's End is a decent film. The writing is good and the comedy still holds up today. The British personalities in the movie are also fun for American audiences. Seeing those soldiers in trenches fret over soup and porridge is hilarious and I'm not completely sure it is meant to be funny, which only enhances the experience.


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