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Broken Journey (1948)

Approved | | Drama | 31 May 1948 (UK)
A plane flying over the Swiss Alps develops engine trouble and is forced to crash-land on a glacier. Unable to radio for help because of damaged batteries and with limited food supplies, ... See full summary »

Directors:

Ken Annakin, Michael C. Chorlton (as Michael Chorlton)

Writer:

Robert Westerby (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Calvert ... Mary Johnstone
Margot Grahame ... Joanna Dane
James Donald ... Bill Haverton
Francis L. Sullivan ... Perami
Raymond Huntley ... Edward Marshall
David Tomlinson ... Jimmy Marshall
Derek Bond ... Richard Faber
Guy Rolfe ... Fox
Sonia Holm ... Anne Stephens
Grey Blake Grey Blake ... John Barber
Andrew Crawford Andrew Crawford ... Kid Cormack
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Harry Gunn
Gerard Heinz ... Joseph Romer
Sybille Binder ... Lilli Romer
Amy Frank Amy Frank ... Frau Romer
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Storyline

A plane flying over the Swiss Alps develops engine trouble and is forced to crash-land on a glacier. Unable to radio for help because of damaged batteries and with limited food supplies, the survivors must come to a decision -- whether to stay and wait for help they believe is coming or to leave the shelter of the wrecked plane and set out in bad weather to try to reach civilization. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Suspense! Comedy! Romance! In Another Great J. Arthur Rank Hit! See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

The film reportedly lost £63,900. It did poorly because it came out eighteen months after the events that inspired it had been headline news. See more »

Quotes

Mary Johnstone: Bill - are we going to die here?
Bill Haverton: Some of us I expect.
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Connections

Referenced in Sally Visits Kew (1948) See more »

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"Take Us Away from Here!!"
11 September 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Enjoyable retread of an archetypal situation generally traced back to 'Five Came Back' in 1939 and best known these days for 'The Flight of the Phoenix'. The British stiff upper lip isn't much in evidence as this lot squabble amongst each other on top of a mountain on which they've crashed in the Alps, which makes an interesting change. (Top-billed Phyllis Calvert also wears her hair far longer and looser in the early scenes than one is used to seeing air hostesses in the movies.)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 May 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Atterraggio forzato See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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