Desperate Journey
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Errol Flynn are the on-screen spark plugs in this bracing propaganda yarn, which relies on the personalities of its casts as well as the lively direction of Raoul Walsh to overcome the improbabilities of its plot. In 1942, a lone RAF bomber flying deep into Germany (just inside the old Polish border) is shot down after completing its mission. The skipper is killed, and left in command is Flight Lieutenant Terry Forbes (Errol Flynn), an Australian who plans on leaving damage behind on the ground so the Germans remember him, even if he doesn't make it back to England. The rest of the crew… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Aside from some expendable propaganda heroics, rousingly handled by Walsh."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"Desperate Journey was viewed at the time of its release as a ludicrous, comic-strip war adventure. That view has only been strengthened over the years."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Instinctive existentialism of a very high order, and a very entertaining adventure (1942)."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Walsh's desperately daft flagwaver often lets propagandizing get the better of its smooth running."
‑ , Film4
"Lively adventure."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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