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A woman (Henrietta Crosman) enlists her ill-fated son (Norman Foster) in the Army to keep him away from his girlfriend. Read More Read Less

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Richard Brody New Yorker A powerful fable of political progress. Mar 11, 2019 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...fares especially well within its larger-than-life yet compelling opening stretch... Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 29, 2022 Full Review Pare Lorentz Vanity Fair The company responsible for this ghastly thing makes it only more mephitic by giving it a splendid production. Jun 4, 2019 Full Review 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. Rated: 5/5 Jun 5, 2014 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Powerful anti-war drama, brilliantly atmospheric. Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The wholesome film speaks volumes for Ford's talent, but the overwhelming sentimentality drowns it in false poignancy. Rated: B- Jan 22, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member change of pace for ford Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Odd mix of comedy and tragedy doesn't always work, but the cinematography is beautiful. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow. Flixster messed up big time with the synopsis on this one. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member some beautiful shots here. the last scenes get a little out of hand but henrietta crossman's performance holds it all together Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a different kind of film John Ford and it shows. He doesn't seem like he is comfortable with it and it shows. It's a real dull film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A melodrama about a mother who does not want to let go of her son, with disastrous results. It gets a bit soapy, but Ford is in fine form. Lots of great visuals in this one help keep it from getting too corny. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Synopsis A woman (Henrietta Crosman) enlists her ill-fated son (Norman Foster) in the Army to keep him away from his girlfriend.
John Ford
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 22, 2017
1h 36m