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8 Ratings

The Journey

Directed by Anatole Litvak
United States, 1959


A group of people stuck in Hungary during the 1956 Soviet occupation try desperately to get out. Just at the Austrian border they’re held up by a Soviet officer who becomes enamored with a British woman trying to smuggle her Hungarian lover out of the country using a fake passport.

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The Journey Directed by Anatole Litvak

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  • melly's rating of the film The Journey

    Straddling the fence between poignant and corny (often by balancing one foot firmly on the corny side), the plot, setting, and supporting characters are just window dressing for Yul Brynner & Deborah Kerr. Depending on how you look at it, there is something either very realistic or forced about how their romantic tension takes root silently, growing quietly before exploding in the late-plot crescendo of a kiss.

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