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Long Voyage Home

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.80 /10
John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ward Bond
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Directed by: John Ford
Written by: Dudley Nichols from Eugene O'Neill's plays (The Moon of the Caribbees; In the Zone; Bound East for Cardiff; The Long Voyage Home)

Released: 1940
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 104


Adventures of British seamen aboard a freighter towards the start of World War II.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A curate's egg. Gregg Toland's Oscar-nominated camerawork is excellent, and John Ford shows many of his strengths as a director, brilliantly creating the atmosphere of shipboard life; but the cast-members have a distracting multitude of accents (John Wayne is especially hard to swallow as a Swedish farm-lad), the screenplay ranges from moments of great power to romantic banalities about the sea. Richard Hageman's score and Sherman Todd's editing were Oscar-nominated.

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