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Broken Journey (1948)

| Drama | 31 May 1948 (UK)
A plane flying over the Swiss Alps develops engine trouble and is forced to crash-land on a glacier. Unable to radio for help because of damaged batteries and with limited food supplies, ... See full summary »

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Phyllis Calvert ...
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Margot Grahame ...
Francis L. Sullivan ...
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Raymond Huntley ...
Edward Marshall
Derek Bond ...
Richard Faber
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Sonia Holm ...
Anne Stephens
Grey Blake ...
John Barber
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Jimmy Marshall
Andrew Crawford ...
Kid Cormack
Charles Victor ...
Harry Gunn
Gerard Heinz ...
Joseph Romer
Sybille Binder ...
Lilli Romer
Amy Frank ...
Frau Romer
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A plane flying over the Swiss Alps develops engine trouble and is forced to crash-land on a glacier. Unable to radio for help because of damaged batteries and with limited food supplies, the survivors must come to a decision--whether to stay and wait for help they believe is coming or to leave the shelter of the wrecked plane and set out in bad weather to try to reach civilization. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Atterraggio forzato  »

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Joseph Romer recites John Donne's Sonnet X ("Death Be Not Proud") at Barber's funeral. See more »

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Mary Johnstone: Bill - are we going to die here?
Bill Haverton: Some of us I expect.
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22 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A plane crashes in the arctic and the film follows the efforts of the survivors to get rescued with a few casualties on the way. There is even a passenger in an iron lung!

The cast aren't worth mentioning because they are all interchangeable and it is impossible to identify with any of them. As regards the story, nothing really happens to hold the viewer's interest. You have to wait about 45 minutes before the first bit of action after the plane crashes. And this is what happens - some bloke slips off a ledge and doesn't fall very far. Then a bit of snow lands on his face. It's hilarious.

There is also a fault with the whole psychology of the film - most characters seem to be quite horrid to each other, when in reality they would all be pulling together.

It's a slow moving film, devoid of any tension or drama and it is just not quite interesting enough. "Five Came Back" from 1939 is a much better film about a plane crash and a group of survivors.


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