Two Tickets to London


1h 18m 1943

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 18, 1943
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,987ft

Synopsis

After his merchant ship, the Lucky Star , is torpedoed by a German submarine, American first mate Dan Driscoll arrives in England with the ship's other survivors. Dan goes to a seaside pub to relax, where Jeanne Carroll, a widowed singer, is performing. Later, Dan is arrested by the British Admiralty for signaling his ship's position to the German U- boat. His train to London, however, is attacked by a squadron of German bombers, and after the train wrecks, Dan escapes into the English countryside with the injured Jeanne. The two hide out that night in a shepherd's cottage, where Dan professes his innocence to Jeanne. The next morning, Dan and Jeanne buy bus tickets to London, but he refuses to board the vehicle upon seeing the police nearby. Later, the two get a ride into another town on a milk truck, and despite his insistence that she leave him for her own safety, Jeanne remains with Dan, as she has fallen in love with him. Meanwhile, Fairchild, an officer of the Admiralty, questions policeman Ormsby, who has identified Jeanne and is setting a trap for Dan near her London address. After arriving in London, Dan is recognized by Groves, one of his fellow sailors on the Lucky Star , who unsuccessfully attempts to blackmail him. Dan and Jeanne then go to Jeanne's home, where her young son Roddy is being taken care of by an elderly couple, the Tinkles. Roddy immediately mistakes Dan for his dead father, an illusion Dan does not disavow. Later, Jeanne receives a telegram informing her that her brother Andre, who served on the Lucky Star with Dan, has been killed. Convinced that Dan is a traitor, Jeanne orders him to leave her home, and consequently, he avoids Fairchild and Ormsby when they show up at the house. Dan later hides in the apartment of his Irish friend, Captain James MacCardie, who offers Dan a position on his newly commissioned ship. After refusing his friend's offer, Dan turns himself over to the authorities when Fairchild and Ormsby arrive at MacCardie's flat. Outside of Dan's hearing, MacCardie chastises Jeanne, telling her that Dan turned himself in because of her. Meanwhile, inside the hearing room, Dan is able to clear himself by proving that the submarine was actually signaled from his ship's bridge by the steward. Dan then accepts the first mate's position on MacCardie's ship, and with Fairchild's help, Jeanne arrives at the docks just in time to bid Dan farewell. He promises to return to her and Roddy, then sets sail, leaving a tearful Jeanne behind.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 18, 1943
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,987ft

Quotes

Trivia

Dooley Wilson plays and sings the country hit "You Are My Sunshine" (by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell) on the accordion.

Notes

Michele Morgan's name was misspelled "Michelle" in the onscreen credits. According to Hollywood Reporter, Constance Bennett was originally cast in the lead role in this film, and the film was initially to be directed by Roy William Neill, the author of the original screen story.