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Gallant Journey (1946)

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Director William A. Wellman adds another to his long line of salutes-to-aviation films in this bio of an aviation pioneer, John Montgomery (Glenn Ford.) In 1883 he built a practical glider ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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John J. Montgomery
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Regina 'Ginny' Cleary
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Jim Montgomery
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Thomas Logan
Jimmy Lloyd ...
Dan Mahoney / Prof. LaSalle
Charles Kemper ...
Father 'Dickie' Ball
Arthur Shields ...
Father Kenton
Willard Robertson ...
Zachary Montgomery
Selena Royle ...
Mrs. Zachary Montgomery
Robert De Haven ...
Jim Logan, as a boy (as Robert DeHaven)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Hoover ...
Dick Ball as a Boy (scenes deleted)
Joe Palma ...
Waiter (scenes deleted)
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Director William A. Wellman adds another to his long line of salutes-to-aviation films in this bio of an aviation pioneer, John Montgomery (Glenn Ford.) In 1883 he built a practical glider despite the opposition of his friends, who thought he was crazy, and of his family, who were afraid that his dreams of flying would hurt his father's political ambitions. He pursues his education at Santa Clara University where the Jesuits lend a helping and understanding hand. An earthquake destroys what appears to be a working model for an airplane, but a gold-sorting machine Montgomery invented, and then neglected, promises to provide for his financial needs to keep working on his aircraft until he gets involved in costly lawsuits defending his invention. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The story of a woman's abiding faith ! Of a man's unconquerable courage ! See more »

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Release Date:

24 September 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Great Highway  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Montgomery was killed on October 31, 1911, when his glider, the Evergreen, crashed. His head hit a bolt on the glider, just behind an ear, penetrating his brain. His death was instantaneous, despite the more sentimental ending shown in the film, which was not a critical success upon its release. See more »

Goofs

Montgomery's pilot was actually named Daniel Maloney, not Mahoney as portrayed in the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bicycle Thieves (1948) See more »

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Glenn Ford Continues to Soar....
31 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I viewed this picture many years ago and acquired a crush on - was it Glenn Ford or John Montgomery? Don't know..... he played the role so well. With Glenn Ford's passing yesterday, that was the first picture that emerged from my recollections, other than Stolen Life, in which he held his own so well with Bette Davis. It is, indeed, unfortunate that Hollywood did not fully tap the dramatic abilities of this fine actor. His comedic ability was evident in Pocketful of Miracles, which could have opened a whole new genre for him had it been further utilized in his career. As for Gallant Journey, it is an inspiring film of early aviation and of the caliber so well suited to family viewing.


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