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The Journey (1959)

A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover finds herself the obsession of a Communist officer.

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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)
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Csepege
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Simon Avron
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Teklel Hafouli
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Françoise Hafouli (as Marie Daems)
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Eva
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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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$2,290,000 (estimated)
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Ron Howard; and three Oscar nominees: Deborah Kerr, Anouk Aimée and Robert Morley 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 »

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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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Bold for its day
25 October 2004 | by (Tampa, Florida) – See all my reviews

Very literate, intelligent drama about a group of international travelers held virtual prisoners in the Hungary of 1956 by invading Russian Communist regime. Kerr and Robards play lovers, she a British baroness, he a Hungarian freedom fighter trying to do his bit for his country. Other New York theater stars of the period Anne Jackson & E G Marshall play an American couple traveling with their two young sons, including Ronny Howard in his screen debut. Jackson's character is hugely pregnant and not anxious to give birth in a soon-to-be communist country; she gives an impassioned plea in the third act of this film which presages the naturalistic acting styles we've come to know today from Redgrave, Fonda, & Streep. Leading the pack of Soviet wolves is Yul Brynner, magnificent as a commandant and at his sexiest since he played opposite Kerr in "The King and I". He is mean and nasty and terribly conflicted by his attraction to the lovely, patrician, & heroic Kerr. This is one of the great transition films of the latter part of the Golden Era of American film. Do not miss it.


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