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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
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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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Storyline

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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Drama | War

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Release Date:

December 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Det kommer en dag  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The final film of veteran director W.S. Van Dyke. He was dying of cancer while shooting it, and committed suicide not long after its release. 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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Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Tannhäuser
(1845) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner
Excerpt from the Overture played as background music during the Madame Bornholm sequence
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TRUE STORY TURNED INTO TRULY SPECIAL MOVIE!
17 August 2002 | by (TEMPLE CITY, CA) – See all my reviews

"Journey For Margaret" was one of the best movies regarding WWII I have ever seen. Did you know this was based on a true story? I read it in an old Readers Digest, and the original tale is much sadder as because of wartime regulations, only Margaret can be adopted and taken back to America. However, there is no way that ending would have played in 1942! Robert Young and Laraine Day, overlooked so often when discussing MGM/old Hollywood stars, really portray the pathos of would-be parents losing, then gaining their chance of parenthood. Don't miss this flick when it next plays on Turner Classic!


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