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Writer:
George Tabori (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 February 1959 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover finds herself the obsession of a Communist officer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Deborah Kerr ... Diana Ashmore

Yul Brynner ... Major Surov

Jason Robards ... Paul Kedes (as Jason Robards Jr.)

Robert Morley ... Hugh Deverill

E.G. Marshall ... Harold Rhinelander

Anne Jackson ... Margie Rhinelander

Ron Howard ... Billy Rhinelander (as Ronny Howard)
Flip Mark ... Flip Rhinelander

Kurt Kasznar ... Csepege
David Kossoff ... Simon Avron
Gérard Oury ... Teklel Hafouli
Marie Daëms ... Françoise Hafouli (as Marie Daems)

Anouk Aimée ... Eva
Barbara von Nady ... Borbala (as Barbara Von Nady)
Maurice Sarfati ... Jacques Fabbry
Siegfried Schürenberg ... Von Rachlitz
Maria Urban ... Gisela von Rachlitz

Jerry Fujikawa ... Mitsu
Erica Vaal ... Donatella Calucci
Dimitri Fedotoff ... Lt. Tulpin
Leonid Pylajew ... Capt. Dembinski
Wolf Neuber ... Patko
Michael Szekely ... Bowler Hat
Charles Regnier ... Capt. Ornikidze

Iván Petrovich ... Szabó Bácsi
Ernst Konstantin ... Major Ilyashev
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Senta Berger ... Serving Girl in Black Scarf (uncredited)
Michael Janisch ... Russian Officer lighting Paul Kedes' cigarette (uncredited)
Fred Roby ... Rosso (uncredited)
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Directed by
Anatole Litvak 
 
Writing credits
George Tabori (screenplay)

Produced by
Anatole Litvak .... producer
Lee Katz .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
Isabella Schlichting 
Werner Schlichting 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
David Aylott .... makeup artist
Gordon Bond .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noël Howard .... second unit director (as Noel Howard)
Gerry O'Hara .... assistant director (as Gerald O'Hara)
 
Sound Department
John Cox .... sound
Kurt Schwarz .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Fisher .... camera operator (as Gerald Fisher)
Hermann Meroth .... still photographer
John von Kotze .... photographer: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
René Hubert .... costume consultant (as Rene Hubert)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Bert Bates .... additional editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michel Michelet .... composer: incidental music
Michel Michelet .... musical advisor
 
Other crew
Moura Budberg .... technical advisor
George Daniloff .... technical advisor
Tibor Simanyi .... technical advisor
Carl Szokoll .... assistant to producer
Paul Dickson .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
126 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Portugal:M/12 | West Germany:12 (original rating)
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Trivia:
During filming, Yul Brynner's hand was cut by a former crazed lover who traveled across Europe to find him. There are scenes where Brynner's bandaged hand is not shown on screen and there scenes where he is holding a prop to camouflage the hand.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Major Surov:Anything goes when people meet for the last time.
Diana Ashmore:What do you mean?
Major Surov:Go to any railway station - that's what I mean. You'll see people doing things they'd never do, ordinarily. They kiss, they cry, they wave. That's the sickness of our time: people waving... Nobody waves back.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Diner (1982)See more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A passionate performance, 22 January 2006
Author: Howard Schumann from Vancouver, B.C.

Yul Brynner is Major Surov, a singing, dancing, vodka-drinking Russian Officer stationed near the Austrian -Hungarian border during the Hungarian uprising of 1956 in Anatole Litvak's The Journey. Though the film has yet to be released on video or DVD, it remains one of Brynner's most compelling performances. Because of the political unrest, a group of travelers cannot fly out of Budapest but are put on a bus to Vienna. Before they can reach the border, however, their passports are taken and they are detained for questioning by the Russians led by Major Surov.

The Major has reason to suspect that there is a Hungarian freedom fighter among the group being smuggled out of the country. Indeed Lady Ashmore is hiding a mysterious passenger, Paul Fleming (Jason Robards, Jr.) who pretends to be an American but fools no one. She is helping Fleming mainly to repay a debt she owed because of the trouble her past association caused him. Among the other passengers are a British journalist played by Robert Morley, an American family played by E.G. Marshall, his wife Anne Jackson and their two children, one of which is the screen debut of little Ron Howard.

Major Surov takes a romantic interest in Lady Diana Ashmore (Deborah Kerr), and a romance of sorts develops between them. She offers him nothing but disdain and a stiff upper lip, however, though we suspect that underneath her heart still beats. The Cold War intrigue and the powerful acting carry the story but the romance is never quite convincing. It remains, however, one of my favorite Yul Brynner films and deserves to be seen if only for his passionate performance.

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