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The Interrupted Journey (1949)

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When John North, a budding author, pulls the communication cord of a late night train that is taking him away on a weekend with his publishers wife, he sets in motion a series of events ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Carol North
John North
Christine Norden ...
Susan Wilding
Tom Walls ...
Mr. Clayton
Alexander Gauge ...
Jerves Wilding
Ralph Truman ...
Inspector Waterson
Vida Hope ...
Miss Marchmont
Dora Bryan ...
Vincent Ball ...
1st. Workman
Jack Vyvian ...
2nd. Workman (as Jack Vyvyan)
Cyril Smith ...
Elsie Wagstaff ...
Wilding's Maid
Dora Sevening ...
Mrs. Wilding Senior
Nigel Neilson ...
Sergeant Sanger
Arthur Lane ...
Constable Cowley


When John North, a budding author, pulls the communication cord of a late night train that is taking him away on a weekend with his publishers wife, he sets in motion a series of events that lead to a train crash, a murder and a police man hunt, but all is not what it seems. Written by <>

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A Man in Conflict With Himself







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3 April 1950 (Sweden)  »

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Plotty thriller which cheats its main premise, but revels in 'Dutch angle' photography and bad hairstyles.
19 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Richard Todd (wearing a vat of Brylcreem on his hair) agonises over whether he should run away with his peroxided mistress (Christine Nordern) or return to to his stolid missus (Valerie Hobson). He jumps out of a train, and thinks he's caused multiple deaths. Lots of angst ensues, especially when it looks like the loyal missus won't believe in his innocence. As a melodrama it's not too bad, despite the cheat in the plot, and Todd's hammy performance. For once, horsey Ms Hobson's frigidity is welcome. As the loyal old stick, she refrains from chewing the scenery. Her hair, however looks as ugly as her clothes. Ms Nordern also acquits herself well. She's hefty, predatory and suitably tarty (she also sports an appalling hairdo)..but she seems genuine...there's a scene in which she kisses Todd with what looks like genuine sexual hunger - something you don't often see in twee British thrillers like this. The best thing in the film is probably the arty camera-work.. there are some really interesting angles. There's a sequence in an old hotel where the camera and direction becomes almost Bergmanesque. Todd and Vida Hope (the hotelier) all moodily lit, suddenly launch into some very slow dialogue as though there's some deep meaning to their standard mystery story exchange. Early on Dora Bryan (always a joy) appears briefly as a waitress, who serves Todd and Nordern with some rock cakes - which are integral to the plot. Non-British viewers may be baffled by these delicacies; but I urge them to inquire no further.

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