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Great Wartime Movie
- Ge Gadwa
Desperate review is a great wartime movie. It has a great cast lead by future President Ronald Reagan and Errol Flynn, one of the most dashing actors in the history of Hollywood. Arthur Kennedy's character plays a critical role in the film as well.As the film opens you see banter between the crew showing they have a very good working relationship. However, the mission has several places where the crew can either take a more conservative, careful approach or a more high risk approach throwing caution to the wind. Errol Flynn's character is in favor of throwing caution to the wind. His approach generally results in casualties both for the enemy and for his own team. For example, Flynn's character decides to attach a German chemical plant. This is outside the scope of the mission. The crew causes great damage to the plant. But in the process one of the crew's members is shot and eventually dies from this wound. Arthur Kennedy's character is more conservative. He is willing to pass up some opportunities to attack the enemy to increase the likelihood of accomplishing the goal of the mission.The resolution to this conflict based on the outcome of the film is that the cautious approach is better. At the end of the movie Flynn has the choice to attack an additional target on the flight out of Germany. However, Arthur Kennedy's character has been shot and is in need of medical attention. Flynn decides not to attack the germans one last time and instead heads directly back to England.There is on very noticeable anomaly in the movie. Flynn's character is fluent in german. However, in a scene where a sympathetic german doctor is treating a member of the team for a gunshot wound, Flynn comes in contact with some Nazi police. He needs a german girl to translate for him with the police. But earlier in the film he could understand and speak German fluently. I don't understand this.But the movie was an exceptional film and a great period piece.
An excellent Errol Flynn WWII Adventure
- Clare Holman
When a bomber is shot down, it's crew is left with a "Desperate Journey" to reach freedom. While trying to avoid capture they also engage in some sabotage along the way.This film has many plot elements in common with a British film, "One of Our Aircraft is Missing", also released in 1942.
All the element's that make up a good movie are here in this one. A must see for classic movie fan's!
Nobody like Flynn.
- Frederick Willman
This film was indeed a morale builder for this writer when he was eight, as it was for his parents. '42 was indeed a dark year Flynn brightened the Home Front, as he did with his mighty "Objective Burma" in '45, several months before the war ended.He died almost 50 years ago in October '59, almost three years after Bogie; they remain irreplacable screen heroes.fbenjul
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If of any consolation Trailer to Despert Journey is on Betty Davis Movie "In this our life"
Just what the US needed in it's darkest times
- Rick Glowaki
This film was just what the US needed during it's darkest times- when the Japs and the Nazi's were running amok throughout the world and our forces were taking their lumps- to raise moral and give good entertainment. Flynn is Flynn, a consumate hero and all around true movie star. His supporting cast is especially strong as are the villians. This is a great, fast=paced, fun WWII action movie that is true to it's times.
"DESPERATE JOURNEY" " THE EDGE OF DARKNESS"
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I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOVIE, "DESPERATE JOURNEY", AND "THE EDGE OF DARKNESS" TO BE RELEASED ON DVD. ANY INDICATION THAT THEIR RELEASE WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE NEAR FURURE?THANKSBONNIEBSIM592731@AOL.COM