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Bucketlung
05-08-2006, 09:49 AM
Has anyone seen the movie "The Long Voyage Home"? It's from 1940 starring John Wayne and directed by John Ford.

The earliest John Ford film I had seen was Stagecoach and then I heard about an earlier one called "The Hurricane" from 1937. It was on tv again last night and is an excellent movie starring Dorthy Lamour. Dorthy Lamour(1914-1996), she was quite a babe and not to be confused with Hedy Lamarr(1913-2000), an Austrian babe. Anyway back to John Ford.

I researched John Ford and found The Long Voyage Home from 1940. I haven't seen it yet but it appears to be quite interesting. Here is the info on it.

"During World War II, the crew of the tramp steamer Glencairn enjoys a final night of carousing in the West Indies before shipping out to pick up a load of dynamite in Baltimore. Among them are the young, good-natured Ole Olsen (John Wayne), saving his pay to buy a small farm in his native Sweden; paternal Irishman Driscoll (Thomas Mitchell); and tortured English aristocrat Smitty (Ian Hunter). After stowing the explosives in Baltimore, the crew is on edge, fearful that rough seas might detonate their volatile cargo. They're also concerned about the increasingly isolated Smitty, who they believe may be signaling the Nazis.

While both Ford and the ensemble cast turn in magnificent work, the most notable contribution to the film is made by legendary cinematographer Gregg Toland, who asked the director if he could experiment with a new type of deep-focus photography. Ford agreed, and the film's astounding low-key, high-contrast, deep-focus compositions--which Toland would next use in CITIZEN KANE--make this film a companion to Orson Welles's masterpiece as one of the most sublimely photographed in the medium's history."

Bucketlung
05-08-2006, 09:49 AM
Has anyone seen the movie "The Long Voyage Home"? It's from 1940 starring John Wayne and directed by John Ford.

The earliest John Ford film I had seen was Stagecoach and then I heard about an earlier one called "The Hurricane" from 1937. It was on tv again last night and is an excellent movie starring Dorthy Lamour. Dorthy Lamour(1914-1996), she was quite a babe and not to be confused with Hedy Lamarr(1913-2000), an Austrian babe. Anyway back to John Ford.

I researched John Ford and found The Long Voyage Home from 1940. I haven't seen it yet but it appears to be quite interesting. Here is the info on it.

"During World War II, the crew of the tramp steamer Glencairn enjoys a final night of carousing in the West Indies before shipping out to pick up a load of dynamite in Baltimore. Among them are the young, good-natured Ole Olsen (John Wayne), saving his pay to buy a small farm in his native Sweden; paternal Irishman Driscoll (Thomas Mitchell); and tortured English aristocrat Smitty (Ian Hunter). After stowing the explosives in Baltimore, the crew is on edge, fearful that rough seas might detonate their volatile cargo. They're also concerned about the increasingly isolated Smitty, who they believe may be signaling the Nazis.

While both Ford and the ensemble cast turn in magnificent work, the most notable contribution to the film is made by legendary cinematographer Gregg Toland, who asked the director if he could experiment with a new type of deep-focus photography. Ford agreed, and the film's astounding low-key, high-contrast, deep-focus compositions--which Toland would next use in CITIZEN KANE--make this film a companion to Orson Welles's masterpiece as one of the most sublimely photographed in the medium's history."

bunkerratt
05-08-2006, 01:49 PM
another good one to watch is the sea chase .. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bucketlung
05-09-2006, 06:37 AM
"The Long Voyage Home" will be on Turner Classic Movies May 26th.

"Sea Chase" (1955)

A German officer is given command of an old freighter during World War II on account of his anti-Nazi views. he is sent to patrol the South Pacific, but is entangled in a web between a beautiful woman spy whom he loves and a British Naval frigate on his trail.


Cast: John Wayne, Lana Turner, Tab Hunter, and James Arness(Matt Dillon).