Pilgrimage
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Pilgrimage
John Ford directed this emotional drama, which was a considerable change of pace from the westerns and war pictures for which he was best known. Hannah Jessop (Henrietta Crosman) fears being abandoned by her son Jim (Norman Foster), and she doesn't approve of his romance with Mary Saunders (Marian Nixon). When Hannah discovers that Jim and Mary plan to wed, she sends her son off to fight in WWI, unaware that Mary is carrying his child. Jim is killed in combat just as Mary is giving birth, and while Hannah is crushed by the loss of her son, she cannot forgive Mary or abide her grandson,… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's mostly the meticulous filmmaking and those two performances that raise Pilgrimage to the level of art. There's not a misjudged moment and not an indifferently framed shot."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Powerful anti-war drama, brilliantly atmospheric."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"The wholesome film speaks volumes for Ford's talent, but the overwhelming sentimentality drowns it in false poignancy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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