MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,228 this week

Desperate Journey (1942)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 1,235 users  
Reviews: 33 user | 12 critic

When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive.

Director:

Writer:

(original screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 10 Aug 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Desperate Journey (1942)

Desperate Journey (1942) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Desperate Journey.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dive Bomber (1941)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles against John Brown in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Highly fictionalized account (see the IMDB 'goofs' for examples) of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

It is Venice, 1900, and Fenella is engaged to composer Caryl Dubrok until she hears that an unmarried woman named Gemma and child is staying with a composer named Dubrok. So the engagement ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey
Stars: Errol Flynn, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Parker
Kings Row (1942)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The great lover Don Juan comes to the assistance of his queen.

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven
Comedy | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias
Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Technicolor & tights. In the days of King Henry IV, stalwart young Myles and his sister Meg have been raised as peasants, without any knowledge of who their father really was. But one day ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar
Stallion Road (1947)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Directors: James V. Kern, Raoul Walsh
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott
Crook's Tour (1941)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Charters and Caldicott, touring in the Near East, are mistaken for German agents and handed in error a gramophone record which contains vital information for Britain's enemies.

Director: John Baxter
Stars: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Greta Gynt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Flying Officer Johnny Hammond
Nancy Coleman ...
Kaethe Brahms
...
Major Otto Baumeister
...
Flight Sergeant Kirk Edwards
...
Flying Officer Jed Forrest
...
Flight Sergeant Lloyd Hollis
Albert Bassermann ...
Dr. Mather (as Albert Basserman)
Sig Ruman ...
Preuss
Patrick O'Moore ...
Squadron Leader Lane-Ferris
Felix Basch ...
Hermann Brahms
Ilka Grüning ...
Frau Brahms (as Ilka Gruning)
Elsa Bassermann ...
Frau Raeder (as Else Basserman)
Charles Irwin ...
Captain Coswick
Richard Fraser ...
Squadron Leader Clark
Edit

Storyline

When Flight Lt Forbes and his crew are shot down after bombing their target, they discover valuable information, about a hidden German aircraft factory, that must get back to England. In their way across Germany, they try and cause as much damage as possible. Then with the chasing Germans about to pounce, they come up with an ingenious plan to escape. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

escape | factory | bombing | nazi | uniform | See All (70) »

Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

26 September 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fugitivos del infierno  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the few times that Australian Errol Flynn actually played an Australian. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie as the crew is going through their pre-flight checklist the pilot tells the co-pilot to start the port outboard engine. The scene shifts to see the starboard inboard engine being started. See more »

Quotes

Flight Lieutenant Terrence Forbes: Any luck?
Flight Sergeant Kirk Edwards: There is no food left in Germany! I went through three farmhouses. Nobody lived there. They hadn't left a crumb. I even met a rat in a closet eating its heart out.
Flight Lieutenant Terrence Forbes: Who was it? Goebbels?
Flight Sergeant Kirk Edwards: It couldn't have been if it had a heart.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Raoul Walsh and Errol Flynn (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

God Save the King!
(1744) (uncredited)
Music attributed to Henry Carey
Variations often in the score
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Desperate Journey-Wonderful Fanfare ****
27 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With Errol Flynn, Nancy Coleman, Ronald Reagan, Alan Hale and Arthur Kennedy in a picture, how bad can it be? Not at all. "Desperate Journey" is an exciting fast paced film about American and British soldiers inside Nazi Germany after their bombing plane crashes.

There is plenty of excitement as they try to evade their captors, the head being a very German-like Raymond Massey in another of his stellar performances. Alan Hale and Sig Ruman, the latter in one scene, bring comic relief.

Of course, there is the cliché speech of Nancy Coleman, a German helping the allies, who stays despite the fact that the Nazis know her whereabouts. Her speech about patriotism is familiar but keenly on target.

We have exciting chase scenes, and wonderful sabotage by our heroes inflicted upon Massey and his group of vultures.

A wonderful war-time journey that should be viewed by all.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
John Banner??? alowe-1
DVD ktrain5051
when oh when on DVD Venturedp
fun to watch w/ my old Dad... dkd13
Finally on DVD (Region 2) RMFworks
Compared to 49th Parallell...... Lonixcap
Discuss Desperate Journey (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?