The Long Voyage Home
The Long Voyage Home (1940)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 6, 2006
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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Lesser John Ford, but still a haunting production.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An eerily beautiful wartime film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Mainly noted for the quality innovative photography done by cinematographer Gregg Toland.

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Less a plot-driven movie than a meandering look at the nomadic men who make their lives on the high seas for various reasons.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Features beautiful cinematography by Gregg Toland, no-frills direction by [John] Ford, and a great cast.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
I really love this movie for being so completely unique and moody. The cinematography is absolutely breathtaking and the way John Ford manipulates the camera is… More
John Ballantine
Dreadfully dull tale featuring a very young John Wayne talking about probably the most boring cross Atlantic trip ever taken. Someone is a German spy on board… More
Sean Gillespie
Story of a mixed bunch a merchant sailors. It's funny to hear John Wayne play a Swede. His accent is almost as bad as Jamie Lee Curtis's one in… More