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Desperate Journey (1942)

Desperate Journey




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In this film, Errol Flynn stars as one of five RAF pilots to survive a crash-landing in occupied Poland. They are relentlessly pursued by Nazi officer Raymond Massey. After repeatedly humiliating Massey, Flynn and cohort Ronald Reagan steal a German bomber and head back to England.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Arthur T. Horman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 23, 1991
Warner Bros. Pictures


Errol Flynn
as Flight Lt. Terrence ...
Ronald Reagan
as Flying Officer Johnn...
Raymond Massey
as Maj. Otto Baumeister
Nancy Coleman
as Kaethe Brahms
Alan Hale
as Flight Sgt. Kirk Edw...
Pat O'Moore
as Squadron Leader Lane...
Arthur Kennedy
as Flying Officer Jed F...
Sig Rumann
as Preuss
Patrick O'Moore
as Squadron Leader Lane...
Ronald Sinclair
as Flight Sgt. Lloyd Ho...
Louis V. Arco
as Feldwebel Gertz
Charles Irwin
as Capt. Coswick
Richard Fraser
as S/L Clark
Lester Matthews
as Wing Commander
Walter Brooke
as Flight Sgt. Warwick
Albert Basserman
as Dr. Mather
Felix Basch
as Dr. Herman Brahms
Ilka Gruning
as Frau Brahms
Elsa Basserman
as Frau Raeder
Henry Victor
as Heinrich Schwartzmul...
Bruce Lester
as Assistant Plotting O...
Helmut Dantine
as German Copilot
Barry Bernard
as Squadron Commander
William Hopper
as Aircraftsman
Douglas Walton
as British Officer
Harold Daniels
as German Soldier
Henry Rowland
as Motorcycle Scout
Frank Alten
as Lieutenant
Arno Frey
as Pvt. Trecha
Bob Stephenson
as Gestapo Agent
Sigfrid Tor
as Pvt. Rasek
Gene Garrick
as Polish Boy
Hans Schumm
as Gestapo Agent
Robert Stephenson
as Gestapo Agent
Carl Ekberg
as Telephone Repairman
Ludwig Hardt
as Pharmacist
Jack Lomas
as Magnus
Roland Varno
as Unteroffizier
Otto Reichow
as Pvt. Koenig
Rolf Lindau
as Sergeant
Bruce Lister
as English Officer
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Critic Reviews for Desperate Journey

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Aside from some expendable propaganda heroics, rousingly handled by Walsh.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Instinctive existentialism of a very high order, and a very entertaining adventure (1942).

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A rousing Hollywood propaganda World War II adventure film.

Full Review… | June 26, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lively adventure.

Full Review… | January 31, 2010
Classic Film and Television

Desperate Journey was viewed at the time of its release as a ludicrous, comic-strip war adventure. That view has only been strengthened over the years.

Full Review… | June 13, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Desperate Journey


Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan star in a light hearted mix between the Dirty Dozen and Commando.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

A very entertaining romp through Nazi Germany with a downed squad of Allied bombers, as they make their escape to England. Errol Flynn was the star but despite a good performance, I gotta hand this one to his cohorts Arthur Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

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