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Journey for Margaret (28-Oct-1942)

Director: W. S. Van Dyke

Writers: David Hertz; William Ludwig

Based on a book by: William L. White

Musical Score: Franz Waxman

Producer: B. P. Fineman

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Fay Bainter
7-Dec-1891 16-Apr-1968 Jezebel
Nigel Bruce
14-Feb-1895 8-Oct-1953 Played Rathbone's Dr. Watson
Laraine Day
13-Oct-1920 10-Nov-2007 Foreign Correspondent
Jill Esmond
26-Jan-1908 28-Jul-1990 The Skin Game
Halliwell Hobbes
16-Nov-1877 20-Feb-1962 British-American character actor
Doris Lloyd
3-Jul-1896 21-May-1968 British-American character actress
Margaret O'Brien
15-Jan-1937   Meet Me in St. Louis
Elisabeth Risdon
26-Apr-1887 20-Dec-1958 The Roaring Twenties
Robert Young
22-Feb-1907 21-Jul-1998 Marcus Welby, M.D.


Robert Young   ...   John Davis
Laraine Day   ...   Nora Davis
Fay Bainter   ...   Trudy Strauss
Nigel Bruce   ...   Herbert V. Allison
William Severn   ...   Peter
and presenting
Margaret O'Brien   ...   Margaret
Elisabeth Risdon   ...   Mrs. Bailey
Doris Lloyd   ...   Mrs. Barrie
Halliwell Hobbes   ...   Mr. Barrie
Heather Thatcher   ...   Mrs. Harris
Jill Esmond   ...   Susan Fleming
G. P. Huntley, Jr.   ...   "Rugged"
Lisa Golm   ...   Frau Weber


Review by anonymous (posted on 22-Oct-2006)

This wonderful old movie is one of my all-time favorites and I will watch it every chance I get when it comes up on TCM. Robert Young is also one of my all-time favorite actors. He was always a handsome man and a super actor. When I was little, I used to wish that he was my daddy everytime I watched "Father Knows Best". Margaret O'Brien could capture any mother or father's heart. The classic hard to solve problem of which child to choose when he could only take one child was finally solved when he was able to take both war orphan children home with him to the United States so he and his wife could adopt them. I would have loved to have seen a sequel made to this up-lifting war-time film. "Journey for Margaret" and "The Canterville Ghost", that feature both Robert Young and Margaret O'Brien, are two movies that I hope will be enjoyed for many, many more generations to come.

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