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Dark Journey

Released Jul 2, 1937 1h 22m Adventure List
100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 40% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
World War I is raging, but Swedish store clerk Madeleine Goddard (Vivien Leigh) has not aligned herself with either side. When she meets German soldier Karl Von Marwitz (Conrad Veidt), she falls in love. Karl, who presents as a footman of low rank, is in fact a high-ranking official in the German army. Madeleine has secrets of her own -- she is a spy, working for the Allies. As Madeleine and Karl are pulled deeper into the war, their love may be the thing that saves their lives. Read More Read Less

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Roger Moore Movie Nation Soundstaginess notwithstanding, this British production is damned impressive all around, even as we ponder the anachronistic fashions, jazzier-than-it-should-be 1918 nightclub and the peculiar pairing of Leigh with Veidt, who was twenty years her senior. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 25, 2023 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine The plot is ingenious, but unfortunately so complicated that for a good deal of the time the audience is almost as baffled as the governments involved. Sep 26, 2019 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion Relationships as the continuous encoding and decoding of objects and gestures Nov 19, 2011 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Rescued from the doldrums by the polished performances of Vivien Leigh and Conrad Veidt. Rated: B- Sep 30, 2010 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Wow. Rated: 5/5 Feb 13, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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K K Come on now: one of Leigh’s earliest movies and already a skilled actor. Conrad Veidt is amazing! Both just ooze STAR quality but they both preferred to be know for their work! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/08/24 Full Review Steve D A strong story and Leigh show why she will become a star. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review paul d Dark Journey is worth the effort if only to watch Conrad Veidt and Vivian Leigh, Veidt is especially good. The complex spy story, of espionage and counter-espionage (and counter-counter-espionage?) is clever but doesn't create real tension and sympathy for the characters. Things are very confused, mostly because the film does not sufficiently distinguish among the Germans, French, British and Swedes. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Tom M Great WWI spy thriller from 1937. Set mostly in neutral Sweden, Veidt and Leigh both play so well you're not really sure which side they're on (although Veidt's monacle gives him away and, well, she's Vivien Leigh). Suspense until the very end. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/28/20 Full Review william k Above-average WWI espionage romance is mildly entertaining with good chemistry between the two lovers, but the plot is way too convoluted to hold one's attention. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Off beat pairing makes for interesting Journey--A wacky trip!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis World War I is raging, but Swedish store clerk Madeleine Goddard (Vivien Leigh) has not aligned herself with either side. When she meets German soldier Karl Von Marwitz (Conrad Veidt), she falls in love. Karl, who presents as a footman of low rank, is in fact a high-ranking official in the German army. Madeleine has secrets of her own -- she is a spy, working for the Allies. As Madeleine and Karl are pulled deeper into the war, their love may be the thing that saves their lives.
Director
Victor Saville
Producer
Alexander Korda
Distributor
United Artists
Production Co
London Film Production
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 2, 1937, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 10, 2016
Runtime
1h 22m
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