Journey Into Fear
Journey Into Fear (1943)

In this film, Joseph Cotten stars as an American gunnery engineer up to his armpits in international intrigue. Targeted for extermination by the Gestapo, Cotten secretly books passage on a steamer bound to Batumi. From the outset, it is no… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 12, 1943
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TIME Magazine

Welles shows himself a careful student of Alfred Hitchcock, but he falls far short of the Old Master.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Visually inventive thriller.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An exciting wartime spy film with film noir overtones.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Unfortunately, RKO cut it almost as badly as The Magnificent Ambersons, which was in production at the same time, and what survives is basically a lot of claustrophobic atmosphere and some fair-to-middling suspense.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

First-rate noir thriller that was somewhat compromised by post-production tampering.

TV Guide

A visually arresting film with a nod to the quirky that just can't be beat in terms of the bizarre.

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Almost too casually, it is a classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Cindy I
I thought this film about a Naval Engineer being chased by an assassin in Turkey would be better than it turned out to be. It had all kinds of opportunities to… More
Stella Dallas
a decent thriller from mercury theater with joseph cotten caught up in a ring of spies. orson has a small part as head of turkish secret police with an awesome… More
cody franklin
Not a bad film produce by the Mercury Theater right after Ambersons. This is not directed by Welles, but does have some of his influence. It's about a… More