Pilgrimage (1933)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 18, 1933
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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Powerful anti-war drama, brilliantly atmospheric.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The wholesome film speaks volumes for Ford's talent, but the overwhelming sentimentality drowns it in false poignancy.

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Stella Dallas
some beautiful shots here. the last scenes get a little out of hand but henrietta crossman's performance holds it all together