The Long Voyage Home

The Long Voyage Home

Director: John Ford Cast: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter



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 the turn of the century to WWII. This was O'Neill's favorite of the films based on his work, and he watched it often enough to eventually wear out his print. After a night of revelry in the West Indies, the crew of the SS Glencairn return to the tramp steamer and set sail for Baltimore. They're a varied lot, from middle-aged Irishman Driscoll (Thomas Mitchell), to the young Swedish ex-farmer Ole Olsen (John Wayne), to the brooding Lord Jim-like Englishman Smitty (Ian Hunter). After the ship picks up a load of dynamite in Baltimore, the rough seas they encounter become especially nerve-racking to the crew, who are also concerned that Smitty might be a German spy.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/1992
UPC: 0085393507633
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Ole Olsen
Thomas Mitchell Aloysius Driscoll
Ian Hunter Thomas "Smitty" Fenwick
Barry Fitzgerald Cocky
Wilfred Lawson Captain
Mildred Natwick Freda
John Qualen Axel Swanson
Ward Bond Yank
Arthur Shields Donkeyman
Joe Sawyer Davis
J.M. Kerrigan Limehouse crimp
Rafaela Ottiano Tropical Woman
Carmen D'Antonio Girls in Canoe,Bumboat Girl
J. Warren Kerrigan Actor
Blue Washington Cook
Maureen Roden-Ryan Mag
Lita Cortez Actor
Billy Bevan Joe, Limehouse barman
Danny Borzage Tim
Bing Conley Limehouse Roustabout
Jane Crowley Kate
Lowell Drew Blind Man
James Flavin Dock Policeman
Constantin Frenke Narvey
David Hilary Hughes Scotty
Guy Kingsford London Policeman
Judith Linden Bumboat Girl
Elena Martinez Bumboat Girl
Cyril McLaglen First Mate
Tina Menard Bumboat Girl
Art Miles Captain of Amindra
Carmen Morales Bumboat Girl
Lionel Pape Mr. Clifton
Jack Pennick Johnny Bergman
Robert Perry Paddy
Ky Robinson Limehouse Roustabout
Constantine Romanoff Big Frank
Lee Shumway Dock Policeman
Leslie Sketchley London Policeman
Wyndham Standing British Naval Officer
Sammy Stein Seaman
Harry Tenbrook Max
Douglas Walton Young 2nd Mate on 'Glencairn'
Harry Woods First Mate of Amindra

Technical Credits
John Ford Director
James Basevi Production Designer
R.O. Binger Special Effects
Richard Hageman Score Composer
Julia Heron Set Decoration/Design
Dudley Nichols Screenwriter
Jack Noyes Sound/Sound Designer
Eddie Paul Musical Direction/Supervision
Sherman Todd Editor
Gregg Toland Cinematographer
Walter Wanger Producer

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