- Acting of Lead Performers
- Acting of Supporting Cast
- Music Score
- Title Sequence
- Historical Importance
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Great Ford No-Western
Good acting by all.Ian Hunter really is the star,even if Mitchell steals the film.Great character actors,esp the Shields,Barry Fitz and Arthur his younger brother.
Moving Ford film
- Oliver Cutshaw
Outstanding film, beautifully photographed. Solid cast, primarily the stock Ford company. With the addition of perhaps the greatest character actor in Hollywood history Thomas Mitchell. Ian Hunter as the tormented alcoholic former British officer is marvelous. This is a sad and eloquent film, so not everyone's cup or tea or mug of rum but well worth a visit.PS. Many people complain about the John Wayne as a swede. A bit jarring to contemporary viewers. But please remember that at this point in his career Mr. Wayne was a young actor who often played against type. He had not yet sculpted that solid monumental JOHN WAYNE persona. So viewed from its own time, Mr. Wayne does a good job.
S. S. Munami - freighter of The Long Voyage Home
- John Christensen
My father was and engineer on board the S. S. Munami when the film crew including John Wayne and all the others came aboard to film "The Long Voyage Home." He remembers the experience of having the film made on his ship with a great deal of pleasure and pride.
The Long Voyage Home
Please air this film again. It was fascinating and I am interested in John Ford and John Wayne films. I tried to buy a DVD but it is no longer available. I highly recommend this film. From the sets to the scenes at sea, the film was well done and acted and the theme of England fighting the Germans pre WWII, before they had help of the USA, was intriguing. Please air again.
Surprisingly good performance by John Wayne here, as a Swede of all things! Thomas Mitchell is also stellar in his role. While not a great film, it is worth watching and it does keep your interest throughout. There are some good performances here by quite a few character actors who you will recognize immediately if you are a classic film buff.
WAVE AFTER WAVE TENSION
- Larry W
Your job: To get supplies across a U-Boat filled ocean and you've seen the next ship sink, in flames. You are one of the crew unable to act, except by those you see. Will your ship safely reach the crest of the next wave or quake due to a torpedo exploding in its fragile hull?Thomas Mitchell, Ward Bond, John Wayne and others from this familiar team of actors wonderfully portray these characters although John Wayne's character is not what you would expect.At sea, the tight crew, each with his own troubles, tries to carry on trying not to show the fear at every near encounter with death.On shore the face different demons that threaten every man who walks alone among the strangers. Will they all safely arrive at their destinations? Climb aboard and see!
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
- James Higgins
John Ford combined four of Eugene O'Neill stories into this film. He does a great job directing and does exceptional developing the characters, as he usually does. The cinematography is stunning, the use of light and shadows is so effective. The score is superb. Good cast, although casting John Wayne is a Swede was a curious choice. Although Wayne doesn't hurt the overall effect of the film, he doesn't help it either. Thomas Mitchell, Barry Fitzgerald, Mildred Natwick and John Qualen stand out in the cast. A beautifully done film. The Long Voyage Home was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Ford elicits more from the gesture and tiniest detail than most accomplish in an entire film.Just a brilliant bittersweet ending to this film.