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Dark Journey (1937)





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The unorthodox teaming of Vivien Leigh and Conrad Veidt is but one of the many pleasures of the 1937 spy yarn Dark Journey. Leigh plays a Stockholm dress-shop owner during World War I, who, being a neutral, is permitted to travel unmolested to and from France. Veidt plays a supposedly disgraced German officer who is actually head of his country's secret service. The two fall in love, despite the fact that Leigh has a secret as well: she is a double agent, sympathetic towards the Allied cause. During one of Leigh's voyages to France, her ship is captured by a German U-boat. Veidt swaggers on board, threatening to sink the ship if Leigh is not turned over to him. But the circumstances reverse themselves, and Veidt finds himself Leigh's prisoner--a circumstance that is not altogether unpleasant for him. When originally released in England, Dark Journey bore the title The Anxious Years.

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Vivien Leigh
as Madeleine Goddard
Conrad Veidt
as Von Marwitz
Anthony Bushell
as Bob Carter
Ursula Jeans
as Gertrude
Eliot Makeham
as Anatole Bergen
Austin Trevor
as Dr. Muller
Sam Livesey
as Maj. Schaffer
Cecil Parker
as Captain
Edmund Willard
as German Intelligence Officer
Charles Carson
as Fifth Bureau Man
Henry Oscar
as Magistrate
Robert Newton
as Officer of U-Boat
Percy Walsh
as Captain of the Swedish Packet
Anthony Holles
as Dutch Man
Antony Holles
as Dutch Man
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Critic Reviews for Dark Journey

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The plot is ingenious, but unfortunately so complicated that for a good deal of the time the audience is almost as baffled as the governments involved.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Relationships as the continuous encoding and decoding of objects and gestures

November 19, 2011 | Full Review…

Rescued from the doldrums by the polished performances of Vivien Leigh and Conrad Veidt.

September 30, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…


February 13, 2008 | Rating: 5/5

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