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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Calvert ...
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Margot Grahame ...
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Perami
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: Why don't you go out and help the others?
Perami: In this cold wind? You think I'm crazy?
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Getting Lost in the Alps
4 February 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A small plane crash lands in the snowy, desolate Alps. Luckily, the mostly British passengers and crew survive with nary a scratch. They don't even seem to mind the cold very much. Her fur coat keeps movie star Margot Grahame (as Joanna Dane) warm. But the lack of cigarettes, lipstick and record albums gets some passengers testy. Operatic voiced Francis L. Sullivan (as Perami) plays his surviving vinyl. How to get civilization to notice and rescue them becomes a major concern. Survival and self-sacrifice are themes. These are nicely evidenced by "iron lung" man Grey Blake (as John Barber). Pretty stewardess Phyllis Calvert (as Mary Johnstone) falls in love with heroic pilot James Donald (as Bill Haverton). Their "Broken Journey" is slow and uninvolved, but nicely edited.

***** Broken Journey (4/14/48) Ken Annakin ~ Phyllis Calvert, Margot Grahame, James Donald, Francis L. Sullivan


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