1940. For the better part of the war thus far, New York news correspondent John Davis and his wife Nora Davis have been in the hot spots of western Europe, including Rotterdam and much of ... See full summary »

Directors:

W.S. Van Dyke (as Maj. W.S. Van Dyke II), Herbert Kline (uncredited)

Writers:

David Hertz (screen play), William Ludwig (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Young ... John Davis
Laraine Day ... Nora Davis
Fay Bainter ... Trudy Strauss
Nigel Bruce ... Herbert V. Allison
Margaret O'Brien ... Margaret
William Severn ... Peter Humphries
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Bailey
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Barrie
Halliwell Hobbes ... Mr. Barrie
Heather Thatcher ... Mrs. Harris
Jill Esmond ... Susan Fleming
G.P. Huntley G.P. Huntley ... 'Rugged' (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
Lisa Golm ... Frau Weber
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Storyline

1940. For the better part of the war thus far, New York news correspondent John Davis and his wife Nora Davis have been in the hot spots of western Europe, including Rotterdam and much of France, which has just fallen to the Nazis. The war has taken a toll on John professionally, as he has closed himself off emotionally in his writing solely to be able to cope. They have decided to move to London where they consider a safer place to start their family, but still within the war zone for John to do his work. A tragic event results in Nora too closing herself off from the war happening around them, she and John who ultimately decide to move back to Connecticut. With Nora having left and John having one more story left to write, things change when that story deeply effects John. That story is about Riswick Children's House run by caring Trudy Strauss, it which takes in children displaced by the war, especially those that have faced some sort of trauma. He especially connects with two ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

VALIANT ORPHANS OF THE STORM OF WAR! (Print Ad-The Post, ((Ellicottville, NY)) 6 January 1943) See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The final film of veteran director W.S. Van Dyke. He was dying of cancer while shooting it, and committed suicide not long after its release. See more »

Goofs

When John Davis is escorting Margaret and Peter to potential foster parents in London, they look at blitz damage out the taxi's window. In the last view of the damage, one shop front has all its signs with reverse lettering, revealing that really they are watching a film that is projected incorrectly. See more »

Quotes

Nora Davis: [devastated, after guessing that she will never be able to have a child] They gave me something to make me sleep. It's coming fast. Only it doesn't feel like sleep. It feels like dying.
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Featured in Private Screenings: Child Stars (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Loch Lomond
(pub. 1841) (uncredited)
Traditional Scottish folk song
Lyrics by Andrew Lang (1876)
Sung a cappella by Robert Young and G.P. Huntley
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The war through the eyes of a child is thrilling and frightening, more so if you are alone.
21 August 1999 | by Kaz-20See all my reviews

I accidently came across this movie while channel surfing. I was stuck in my seat, it has the old time romance, but through all the softness it seems to show you the horrors of war through a child's eyes. It was one of those movies you wish would never end.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey for Margaret See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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