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The Journey (1959)

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Budapest 1956. A group of Westerners try to leave the city when Soviet military occupy the country. But the airport is closed down and they have to take a bus to the border. At the border ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Diana Ashmore
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Major Surov
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Paul Kedes (as Jason Robards Jr.)
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Hugh Deverill
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Harold Rhinelander
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Margie Rhinelander
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Billy Rhinelander (as Ronny Howard)
Flip Mark ...
Flip Rhinelander
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Csepege
David Kossoff ...
Simon Avron
Gérard Oury ...
Teklel Hafouli
Marie Daëms ...
Françoise Hafouli (as Marie Daems)
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Eva
Barbara von Nady ...
Borbala (as Barbara Von Nady)
Maurice Sarfati ...
Jacques Fabbry
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Budapest 1956. A group of Westerners try to leave the city when Soviet military occupy the country. But the airport is closed down and they have to take a bus to the border. At the border they are stopped by red tape - and Major Surov. The reasons are sketchy, but it seems that the major is romantically interested in one of the westerners, Diana Ashmore. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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11 February 1959 (Japan)  »

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According to USA Today (Dec. 9, 2008), this was Ron Howard's screen debut, as well as Jason Robards'. See more »

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In the final scene, as the camera dollies back from Major Surov's jeep, a camera/equipment shadow is visible on the jeep's right front tire. See more »

Quotes

Diana Ashmore: [Dancing with the Major] You're drunk!
Major Surov: Yes, I am. And it's marvelous! Half my life I've been a soldier. Five campaigns, four scars, a shattered hip. And all that time, the Army's been my wife. A mean, old, possessive, insatiable, glorious bitch! And tonight I am cheating on her. And it's wonderful. Like picking flowers on a battlefield!
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east and west portrayed symbolically by the two major actors
24 August 2000 | by (vienna, austria) – See all my reviews

a great movie, with a rather unclear political message. it´s shot in a theatrical style, i.c. most of the action takes place inside. mayor surov and diana ashcroft seem equally suspicious of each other. emotions run high since the western tourists and business-people seem unwilling and unable to yield to the eastern-russian charm of the mayor, although he makes every effort to understand their point of view. the two opposite world-views are made pointedly clear, but the movie also shows that human emotions cannot be controlled by politics. its powerfully acted and has a high emotional impact for a 50s movie.


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