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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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Francis L. Sullivan ...
Perami
Raymond Huntley ...
Edward Marshall
Derek Bond ...
Richard Faber
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Fox
Sonia Holm ...
Anne Stephens
Grey Blake ...
John Barber
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Jimmy Marshall
Andrew Crawford ...
Kid Cormack
Charles Victor ...
Harry Gunn
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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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31 May 1948 (UK)  »

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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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Richard Faber: Something I learnt up there, from other people - to do something for someone else...
Fox: Yes we all have that feeling for a while, but it doesn't last, that's the trouble. You break your journey, it's a nine-days wonder, then everything goes on just the same.
Richard Faber: Not quite the same - some of us will remember.
Fox: You think so?
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A moving tale of human courage
19 April 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A mismatched group of people (the singer, the movie star and her boyfriend, the man in the iron lung and his nurse, a refugee, etc) are passengers on a plane which makes an emergency landing on a glacier. Miles from anywhere and with the radio out, theirs is a bitter tale of survival which does not necessarily end happily ever after.

Wonderful movie, beautifully shot and with some wonderful acting by Phyllis Calvert and Sonia Holm, as well as David Tomlinson who hits on every girl he can find! An easy 10/10.


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