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Journey Into Fear

Journey Into Fear

Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Drama, War
Release Year: 1943
Country: USA
Runtime: 68
Rating: 5.3 (0)
Languages: English, Turkish, French, German
Director: Norman FosterOrson Welles
Sound: Mono

  • Welles and Del Rio together! as Terror Man vs. Leopard Woman–for possession of a mysterious stranger in the powder-keg Middle East…a man with a military secret worth more than his love and his life!…Its menace melodrama thrilled with mighty mystery and suspense…SEE IT!

  • Writing by: Eric Ambler – (novel)
    Joseph Cotten – (screenplay)
    Richard Collins – uncredited
    Ben Hecht – uncredited
    Orson Welles – uncredited

    Produced by: Jack Moss – associate producer (uncredited)
    George Schaefer – executive producer (uncredited)
    Orson Welles – producer (uncredited)

    Cast: Joseph Cotten – Howard Graham
    Dolores del Rio – Josette Martel
    Ruth Warrick – Mrs. Stephanie Graham
    Agnes Moorehead – Mrs. Mathews
    Jack Durant – Gogo Martel
    Everett Sloane – Kopeikin
    Eustace Wyatt – Prof Haller – German archeologist
    Frank Readick – Matthews – Cockney socialist
    Edgar Barrier – Kuvetli – tobacco salesman
    Jack Moss – Peter Banat – obese gunman
    Stefan Schnabel – Translator for ships captain

    Music: Roy Webb Rex Dunn
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    Plot Outline: A US Navy engineer, returning to the US with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents…
    Plot: A US Navy engineer, returning to the US with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents, who are out to kill him. Without a word to his wife, he flees the hotel the couple is staying in and boards a ship, only to find, after the ship sails, that the agents have followed him there.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Opening credits classify the cast members by country.

    Goofs: We know about 2 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: Near the end of the movie, Joseph Cotten is seen walking in the rain and entering a hotel. When he walks up to the front desk his suit looks hardly touched by the rain, however, in the next scene when he enters his wifes room his suit is drenched.

    Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • In late August 1942, RKO decided to delay the release of the movie because critics panned it in press previews. By that time, Orson Welles contract was terminated by a new studio head. As part of the settlement, Welles agreed to recut the last reel and film additional scenes. He added the voice-over by Joseph Cotten at the beginning and end of the movie, and designed the pre-credit sequence.
    • It is widely believed that Orson Welles directed this film, or at least large portions of it. However, in “This Is Orson Welles”, he states he only acted in it and the directing credit should go to Norman Foster.

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