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Flight from Destiny(1941)

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  • First Time Too

    • I_Fortuna
    • 12/12/12

    I believe this is the first time I have seen this movie and I was riveted. Thomas Mitchell was a brilliant actor. I loved him in this movie. Of course, Geraldine Fitzgerald was superb and I am a fan of hers also.I enjoyed this movie so much and for me, the ending was not predictable. The writing had many twists and turns and kept my interest throughout with the dialogue and great direction. I recommend this movie for the acting as well. I think most people will find it entertaining to say the least.

  • Powerful character study!

    • RedRain
    • 12/12/12

    Saw this film for the first time today and I was absolutely blown away by the premise. Thomas Mitchell is excellent in this starring role, as a professor with a short time to live who decides he can kill a woman who is blackmailing one of his favorite married students. While he believes he is doing society a favor by killing the conniving woman, he doesn't count on the fact that the married lover will be implicated and arrested, nor does he see the long-term effect of his theory that society can do without this type of person. Thomas Mitchell is superb as the dying professor here. His talent as an actor is finally able to be showcased and he excels. I would expect this premise here in the 21st century but, for it to be raised in the 1940s, it is just unbelievable that a studio would have touched it. I am so glad they did!

  • Interesting But Unusual

    • Todd
    • 4/12/07

    This movie must stand as one of the more unusual offerings from Warner Brothers during the early forties. The premise is interesting and Thomas Mitchell is always a treat to watch, but it all seemed a bit too bizarre even though you can't help but watch! Watch for yourself and see what you think.

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