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Sentimental Journey (1946)





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A real three-handkerchief affair, Sentimental Journey stars John Payne and Maureen O'Hara as a Broadway producer Bill and his actress-wife Julie. Unable to have children, Julie adopts orphaned girl Hitty (Connie Marshall). Shortly afterward, Julie dies of a heart attack, leaving Hitty in the care of the sullen Bill, who can't seem to "connect" with the girl. Eventually Hitty wins Bill's heart, but not without the implicit celestial intervention of the departed Julie. Much-needed comedy relief is provided by Mischa Auer and, to a lesser extent, William Bendix. Sentimental Journey was remade in 1958 as The Gift of Love, with Lauren Bacall in the Maureen O'Hara role.


Cedric Hardwicke
as Dr. Miller
Mischa Auer
as Lawrence Ayres
Ruth Nelson
as Mrs. McMasters
Lillian Bronson
as Miss Benson
Olive Blakeney
as Mrs. Deane
James Flavin
as Detective
William Haade
as Bus Driver
Mary Field
as Chaperon
Byron Foulger
as Clerk in Toy Shop
George E. Stone
as Toy Hawker
John Davidson
as Floorwalker
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Critic Reviews for Sentimental Journey

All Critics (3)

The picture introduces an uncommonly appealing child actress named Connie Marshall, whose performance you may appreciate if you can separate it from the moist sentimentality of the theme.

July 12, 2021 | Full Review…

The tear jerker Walter Morosco has produced for Fox is a bath of bathos. It stars Maureen O'Hara -- though it is unfair to blame her for what happened, since she neither wrote, directed nor acted in the picture.

October 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Maureen O'Hara has never been better. [Full Review in Spanish]

September 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sentimental Journey

Sugary goo with a rather stupid lead female character, a selfish unsympathetic male one and an annoying child actress. Mawkish and melodramatic.

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