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The Long Voyage Home (8-Oct-1940)

Director: John Ford

Writer: Dudley Nichols

From a play by: Eugene O'Neill (four plays)

Music: Richard Hageman

Producers: John Ford; Walter Wanger

Keywords: Drama, WWII

Four single-act plays from America's greatest playwright, Eugene O'Neill, are combined together with an ensemble cast in this story of life aboard the tramp steamer S.S. Glencairn. Released 13 months before Pearl Harbor, and retooled for WWII instead of WWI; the Glencairn's cargo is war materiel bound for England. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Special Effects, and Best Original Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ward Bond
9-Apr-1903 5-Nov-1960 Wagon Train
Barry Fitzgerald
10-Mar-1888 14-Jan-1961 Going My Way
Ian Hunter
13-Jun-1900 23-Sep-1975 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Wilfrid Lawson
14-Jan-1900 10-Oct-1966 Pygmalion
Thomas Mitchell
11-Jul-1892 17-Dec-1962 Gerald O'Hara in Gone with the Wind
Mildred Natwick
19-Jun-1905 25-Oct-1994 Barefoot in the Park
Rafaela Ottiano
4-Mar-1888 18-Aug-1942 Grand Hotel
John Qualen
8-Dec-1899 12-Sep-1987 The Grapes of Wrath
Joe Sawyer
29-Aug-1906 21-Apr-1982 Character actor 1930s to 1950s
John Wayne
26-May-1907 11-Jun-1979 The Duke


John Wayne   ...   Olsen
Barry Fitzgerald   ...   Cocky
Thomas Mitchell   ...   Driscoll
Ian Hunter   ...   Smitty
John Qualen   ...   Axel
Ward Bond   ...   Yank
Wilfrid Lawson   ...   Captain
Mildred Natwick   ...   Freda
Arthur Shields   ...   Donkeyman
Joe Sawyer   ...   Davis
J. M. Kerrigan   ...   Crimp
Rafaela Ottiano   ...   Bella
Carmen Morales   ...   Principal Spanish Girl
Jack Pennick   ...   Johnny
Bob E. Perry   ...   Paddy
Constant Frenke   ...   Norway
David Hughes   ...   Scotty
Constantine Romanoff   ...   Big Frank
Dan Borzage   ...   Tim
Harry Tenbrook   ...   Max
Cyril McLaglen   ...   First Mate
Douglas Walton   ...   Second Mate


Review by anonymous (posted on 4-Jan-2007)

I saw this film on TV many years ago.My mother was in it. She played a "BUMBOAT Girl. (Carmen De Antonio). Anyway,the film is about a supplyship filled with a bunch of real loosers and drunks. John Wane plays this really shy norwigion with a pet paret.the movie was made into a screenplay from a book.A long voyage home is part three of that book. I have also read the print version and the Film really does it justice. The film is in Black and White,but is very good and pretrays WW2 as it was (Acording to my dad who served in it. As I said,the film is really worth seeing.I just love the way Mom snuck the BOOS onboard that ship ! Well, I enjoyed it anyway.

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