2 user 4 critic

Journey Into Fear (1975)

R | | Thriller | 8 August 1975 (USA)
An American geologist accidentally discovers oil in Turkish mountains. An assassin is sent by someone to eliminate him because of that. He boards a passenger boat to try to escape. However, one of the passengers is the assassin.



(screenplay), (novel)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Six scientists arrive at the creepy Headstone Manor to investigate a strange phenomena which was the site of a mysterious massacre years earlier where 18 guests were killed in one night. It... See full summary »

Director: Ray Cameron
Stars: Kenny Everett, Vincent Price, Pamela Stephenson
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Vincent Price recites four Edgar Allen Poe stories: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Sphinx, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Pit and the Pendulum.

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Vincent Price
Freelance (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A small time London con-artist (McShane) witnesses a gangland hit. Determined to carry out his schemes, he must do so while avoiding the same hitman.

Director: Francis Megahy
Stars: Ian McShane, Gayle Hunnicutt, Keith Barron
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Released from prison after 18 years, notorious gunslinger 'Killer' Cain is a peaceful reformed man but the Old West has died and he cannot adapt to the modern West where some unpaid moral debts and old troubles resurface.

Director: Robert Sparr
Stars: Clint Walker, Vincent Price, Anne Francis
Madhouse (1974)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Director: Jim Clark
Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry
The Jackals (1967)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Bad bank robber falls in love with granddaughter of miner he and his men planned to rob of gold, has change of heart.

Director: Robert D. Webb
Stars: Vincent Price, Diana Ivarson, Robert Gunner
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When a vacationing couple in Tangiers run into an old friend there, they discover that he is searching for his missing girlfriend who has been kidnapped by an international gang of white ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeremy Summers, Hans Billian
Stars: Vincent Price, Martha Hyer, George Nader
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.

Directors: Norman Foster, Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.6/10 X  

Roger Glover puts on a star-studded concert at the Royal Albert Hall for his concept album "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast".

Director: Tony Klinger
Stars: Roger Glover, Twiggy, Vincent Price
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London; the police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Vincent Price, Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson
Horror | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the first story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of himself, his fiancee ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey


Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Graham
Colonel Haki
Mrs. Mathews
Mr. Mathews
Miera Shore ...
Dimitris Papaioannou ...
Taxi Driver - Greece
Eric Hurst
Christos Natsios ...
Policeman - Greece
Alicia Ammon ...
Old Lady


An American geologist accidentally discovers oil in Turkish mountains. An assassin is sent by someone to eliminate him because of that. He boards a passenger boat to try to escape. However, one of the passengers is the assassin.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Everyone they meet...every door they open...every corner they turn...could be their last!




R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 August 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Burn Out  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The character of Colonel Haki (played in this film by Joseph Wiseman who had been Dr. No (1962)) also appears in Eric Ambler's novel and film of The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) where Colonel Haki was played by Kurt Katch. In the original Journey Into Fear (1942), Colonel Haki was played by Orson Welles. Wiseman is the third and last person to date to play the character. See more »


When Graham tackles Banat in the final chase scene, the silencer on Banat's pistol falls off. In the next shot, the silencer is attached to the pistol again. See more »


Dervos: Oil is money. Money is politics. I work for money.
See more »


Remake of Journey Into Fear (1942) See more »


Loneliness and Love
Music by Alex North
Lyrics by Hal David
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

If it Wasn't for Sam...
13 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

The cast of this movie is utterly amazing. From Sam Waterston, to Zero Mostel. From Joseph Wiseman to Donald Pleasance. Vincent Price. And yet, it seemed much less than it could've been, due to some VERY poor editing...

The story, briefly, is about a U.S geologist (Sam Waterston) who discovers something about Oil that proves VERY threatening to the Turkish and Arab business people...so, we spend 90 more minutes, watching Sam in absolute terror, while several people try to kill him.

Sam Waterston is WONDERFUL in it - but all the other big names seem to be really uninterested. Price is good - but what else is new? Zero Mostel, usually referred to as a genius, is so annoying you want to knock out his teeth. Ian McShane, believe it or not, has a rather significant part, but NO LINES...strange. The very worst of it is Yvette Mimieux. If you liked her as Weena in the original Time Machine, don't even bother to watch her here. She is simply awful. She does a song in a nightclub, with a voice-over, and she makes nearly NO attempt to synchronize her lips to the words. It's downright comical.

But, she does do a good job of seducing Mr. Waterston. And, so would I!

If it wasn't for Sam Waterston, this movie would be almost comical. But Sam, you know...he's the only one who cares enough to put his heart into it...what else is new?

10 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page