Desperate Journey (1942)

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When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive.


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  • Errol Flynn in Desperate Journey (1942)
  • "Desperate Journey" Errol Flynn, Alan Hale, Ronald Reagan 1942 Warner Bros.
  • Errol Flynn, Rudolph Anders, Albert Bassermann, Nancy Coleman, and Henry Victor in Desperate Journey (1942)

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Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writer:

Arthur T. Horman (original screenplay)

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26 August 2017 | alexanderdavies-99382
8
| Not exactly realistic but very enjoyable.
"Desperate Journey" comes down to Errol Flynn vs. the Nazis and I'll give you two guesses who wins this one! This film isn't about realism, just to entertain and boy, it certainly does! The pace never lets up as Errol and a small group of Allied soldiers find their way behind enemy lines in Germany. Their plane has crashed and they need to pool their resources in order to fly back to Headquarters in England. There is action aplenty and a very good supporting cast. An Errol Flynn movie wouldn't be complete without regular co- star Alan Hale. Raymond Massey is very good as a Nazi officer who is hot on the Allies trail. Unlike a lot of Flynn's films, "Desperate Journey" doesn't allow much room in the plot for a female leading lady. Nancy Coleman is cast in that role here but her screen time is restricted. The climax is an excellent one and there's also a bit of suspense. 1942 was the last year in which Errol Flynn was at his most popular at the box office. Not long after, his star gradually faded and his career didn't re-gain its former glory.

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