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The Long Voyage Home
John Ford welded four of Eugene O'Neill's one-act plays about the sea, Bound East for Cardiff, The Long Voyage Home, The Zone, and Moon of the Caribees, into this melancholy film about wayfaring seamen, changing the setting from the turn of the century to WWII. This was O'Neill's favorite of the films based on his work, and he watched it often enough to eventually wear out his print. After a night of revelry in the West Indies, the crew of the SS Glencairn return to the tramp steamer and set sail for Baltimore. They're a varied lot, from middle-aged Irishman Driscoll… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not the most focused and sustained movie, but the solid acting and elegant direction elevate this to another level. What could have been a routine melodrama ends up being quite a classy production."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"Shot by master cinematographer Gregg Toland, this is one of John Ford's most visually expressive film, one that also features the young John Wayne in a strong performance"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Lesser John Ford, but still a haunting production."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"An eerily beautiful wartime film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Mainly noted for the quality innovative photography done by cinematographer Gregg Toland."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Less a plot-driven movie than a meandering look at the nomadic men who make their lives on the high seas for various reasons."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Features beautiful cinematography by Gregg Toland, no-frills direction by [John] Ford, and a great cast."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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