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  • Jul 22, 2020

    It felt even longer...

    It felt even longer...

  • Mar 10, 2020

    it was pretty entertaining and the black n white gritty cinematography was very good. However, at times it seemed to play on clichés of the drunken Irish. Some of the accents were pretty bad n of course white women play the Spanish women. Sad how these man couldn't get away from their addiction or the sea, but I can see the draw altho its a lonely n hard life. It wasn't my fav sea-faring movie or movie with John Wayne but pretty good.

    it was pretty entertaining and the black n white gritty cinematography was very good. However, at times it seemed to play on clichés of the drunken Irish. Some of the accents were pretty bad n of course white women play the Spanish women. Sad how these man couldn't get away from their addiction or the sea, but I can see the draw altho its a lonely n hard life. It wasn't my fav sea-faring movie or movie with John Wayne but pretty good.

  • Feb 28, 2020

    God help me...another six attempts trying to get through another film of a Eugene O’Neil work. I can’t do it. Guaranteed to put you to sleep in 30 minutes. Even the great John Ford couldn’t make this remotely interesting.

    God help me...another six attempts trying to get through another film of a Eugene O’Neil work. I can’t do it. Guaranteed to put you to sleep in 30 minutes. Even the great John Ford couldn’t make this remotely interesting.

  • Oct 14, 2018

    Not terribly interesting by todays standards

    Not terribly interesting by todays standards

  • Mar 18, 2018

    Moody breath taking cinematography of Gregg Toland make this a great film. Many of John Ford's regulars populate the cast!

    Moody breath taking cinematography of Gregg Toland make this a great film. Many of John Ford's regulars populate the cast!

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    Jun 29, 2017

    A year before the United States entered WW2 (although it was already hot over in Europe) comes this adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's look at the lives of a crew of merchant seamen. John Ford uses many of his usual players, something of a theater company, and so the camaraderie of old hands working together permeates the work. John Wayne is listed as the star but that's not necessarily so. This is Thomas Mitchell's film, with Barry Fitzgerald co-starring, but its really a company work. Wayne is only in a supporting role as a Swedish crewman (and one of the worst Swedish accents in film history short of comedy, but the Duke is game and throws with all he has). It's a interesting tale in that, like the lives of the men portrayed, there is no real destination, only the going from port to port, dealing with the problems every voyage might present, little lost boys of the sea ... and so an undercurrent of sadness ... good storytelling.

    A year before the United States entered WW2 (although it was already hot over in Europe) comes this adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's look at the lives of a crew of merchant seamen. John Ford uses many of his usual players, something of a theater company, and so the camaraderie of old hands working together permeates the work. John Wayne is listed as the star but that's not necessarily so. This is Thomas Mitchell's film, with Barry Fitzgerald co-starring, but its really a company work. Wayne is only in a supporting role as a Swedish crewman (and one of the worst Swedish accents in film history short of comedy, but the Duke is game and throws with all he has). It's a interesting tale in that, like the lives of the men portrayed, there is no real destination, only the going from port to port, dealing with the problems every voyage might present, little lost boys of the sea ... and so an undercurrent of sadness ... good storytelling.

  • Jan 30, 2017

    A well made sailor movie.

    A well made sailor movie.

  • Jul 21, 2015

    Not a bad film! Life on the Sea!

    Not a bad film! Life on the Sea!

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    John B Super Reviewer
    Dec 11, 2013

    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 and the audience doesn't care.

    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 and the audience doesn't care.

  • Mar 25, 2013

    A real round the world band of brothers story. You can tell it was several stories bound together but Ford made a beautiful movie as ever. The one let down was Wayne playing little more than a fool.

    A real round the world band of brothers story. You can tell it was several stories bound together but Ford made a beautiful movie as ever. The one let down was Wayne playing little more than a fool.