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Journey for Margaret (1942)

Passed  -  Drama | War  -  December 1942 (USA)
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An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with ... See full summary »

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(as Maj. W.S. Van Dyke II) , (uncredited)

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(screen play), (screen play), 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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John Davis
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Nora Davis
Fay Bainter ...
Trudy Strauss
Nigel Bruce ...
Herbert V. Allison
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Margaret
William Severn ...
Peter
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Bailey
Doris Lloyd ...
Mrs. Barrie
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Mr. Barrie
Heather Thatcher ...
Mrs. Harris
Jill Esmond ...
Susan Fleming
G.P. Huntley ...
'Rugged' (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
Lisa Golm ...
Frau Weber
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An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with orphans Margaret and her brother Peter. They eventaully adopt the children and bring them to America. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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children | orphan | child | little girl | bomb | See more »

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Drama | War

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December 1942 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although William L. White's book is listed on-screen as the source of the movie, accounts of his adoption had previously been published in Reader's Digest and Life Magazine. See more »

Quotes

[the censor cuts out most of Davis' writing about his experiences during the blitz]
John Davis: All I have to show for my month in England is a few brilliant paragraphs ending with three sentences deleted here.
The censor: You'll find we're perfectly willing to sacrifice your chance to win a Pulitzer Prize for our chance to win the war.
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Featured in Private Screenings: Child Stars (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Tannhäuser
(1845) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner
Excerpt from Overture played as background music during the Madame Bornholm sequence
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Wondering what happened in real life
15 February 2008 | by (Ghana) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen the movie, but I did read the book, and I always wondered what happened to the little boy. I thought it was a beautiful story, and I wondered how the man made that choice - what made him take that decision? Of course, what I saw was an an abbreviation, so I may have missed a lot. am now in the process of adopting a child, so am particularly interested in knowing more about the situation. I read that in the film the children were reunited - did that happen in real life? Does anyone know? Of course real life is more prosaic than what we see in movies. I really would be interested in knowing what actually happens. I would also be interested in any other novel/stories about children in difficult situations who eventually get adopted. Thanks!


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