The Long Voyage Home

The Long Voyage Home

The Long Voyage Home

John Ford's high seas drama set just as WWII begins, combining four Eugene O'Neill one-act plays. Story follows the adventures of a tramp steamer and her crew, travelling from the West Indies to London with a cargo of high explosives. Features John Wayne, rather oddly playing an innocent Swedish farmer. Nominated for six 1941 Oscars.

1940Rating: PG105 minsUSA
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The Long Voyage Home / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Typically Fordian, his direction accentuating characterizations and adventures of the voyage.

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Time Out

Time Out

Features Ford's usual mixture of romanticised cameraderie and courage, boisterous braggadocio and brawling, and banal homespun philosophy.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Ford has truly fashioned a modern Odyssey—a stark and tough-fibered motion picture which tells with lean economy the never-ending story of man's wanderings over the waters of the world in search of peace for his soul.

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