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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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Yul and Deborah Try Again for Love See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

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:
Paul Kedes:What does an honest man do in a dishonest situation?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Diner (1982)See more »

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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Yul and Deborah Try Again for Love, 22 October 2003
Author: smithy-8 from New Jersey

"The Journey" is a romantic version of the cold war. It's about an English woman (Deborah Kerr) trying to smuggle her former love, a Hungarian scientist (Jason Robards, Jr.), out of Hungary during the Hungary Revolt in 1956. She's on board a bus with thirteen other international people who are trying to get out of Hungary through the Austrian border.

Of course, the bus gets stopped by the Russians for a security check. The Russian officer-in-charge (Yul Brynner) becomes attracted to the English woman (Deborah Kerr)and delays the trip. Of course, the Russian officer knows the truth about the Hungarian scientist posing as a British citizen, but he decides not to arrest the scientist because he is waiting for the English woman to come to him. Of course, this all sounds absurd, but it is a fun movie to watch. Despite the romantic flow of dialogue between Mr. Brynner and Ms. Kerr, which seems inappropriate in the situation that they are in, the movie becomes suspenseful and interesting. The good acting overrides some of the silly dialogue. Perhaps, some people involved in the Hungarian Revolt would not appreciate this movie; they would consider it a piece of fluff.

This is my favorite Yul Brynner role. He speaks with his own, masculine voice and is very attractive, especially when he becomes vulnerable. This is Deborah Kerr's second time working with Yul Brynner since they made "The King and I" in 1956. They make a very attractive couple. Too bad they never worked again. This was the second sexy role Ms. Kerr took since "From Here to Eternity". Despite the fact that Ms. Kerr was wearing heavy winter clothes throughout the movie, she was very beautiful and sensual.

The fine supporting cast was headed by Jason Robards, Jr., in his first film role. Some of the international cast were recognizable, like for instance, Robert Morley from England. However, the rest of the actors, I have never seen before or since, were just great in the movie. In the background, it was fun to see Senta Berger, as one of the maids, speak a few lines of Hungarian. A few years later in 1966, she was in a movie, "Cast a Giant Shadow", with Yul Brynner as his leading lady. She is still working today.

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