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An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with orphans Margaret and her brother Peter. They eventaully adopt the children and bring them to America.Written by
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 22 February 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 6 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2) followed by Philadelphia 27 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Kansas City MO 29 April 1957 on KCMO (Channel 5), by Norfolk VA 21 May 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), by New Haven CT 2 June 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Altoona PA 9 June 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Miami 9 September 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), by New York City 12 September 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2) and by San Francisco 24 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). In Minneapolis it was finally shown 20 March 1961 on WTCN (Channel 11). See more »
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 »
"Journey for Margaret" is a propaganda film but with a twist. Made in 1942, right after the U.S. entered World War II, it's based on a real story. A reporter, John Davis (Robert Young), and his wife Nora(Laraine Day) are caught in London during the blitz. Nora loses the baby she is carrying and eventually goes home to the states. John stays, but the passion that made him a powerful writer is gone. He's seen too much hopelessness and futility. While working an air raid, he helps to save a little boy, Peter, from a home where the rest of the family is killed. It leaves an indelible impression on him.
John meets Peter again when he visits an orphanage run by Trudy Strauss (Fay Bainter). There he also meets a very traumatized little girl, Margaret (Margaret O'Brien). Peter and Margaret bond with John. When it comes time for him to leave England, he wants to bring them with him to the states and adopt them. But all the flights to Lisbon are full for months in advance, and the only way he can bring them is to bring them as his 40 pound luggage limit. So that means only one child can go with him.
This is a really interesting film with excellent acting from everyone. Young gives a heartfelt performance, and Day is very touching as his wife. Margaret O'Brien, even at age 4 or 5, was capable of strong emotional acting.
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