Long Voyage Home, The (1940)

Working from quartet of Eugene O’Neill plays, John Ford created a hauntingly dark dramatic universe, populated with his usual stock company of players augmented by John Wayne in the role of the na├»ve Swedish sailor Olsen.

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  1. As I watched this, I kept seeing “The Quiet Man”. It seems they brought the entire cast of this movie over.

    • John Ford always liked hiring people he knew. Even the crew of his movies is a lot the same.

      5 movies with Maureen O’hara:

      Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952), The Wings of Eagles (1957), McLintock! (1963) and Big Jake (1971).

      There is a lot of overlapping cast.

  2. One thing most people forget about John Wayne is that given a good script, he could really act. His best, and most overlooked was The Searchers. To this day, my wife refuses to watch that movie.

  3. John Wayne at his best was always John Wayne. The worst movie, I think, that John Wayne ever made was Brannigan. He was trying to compete with Clint Eastwood and it was miserable. He turned down a lot of scripts in the 70’s because he felt they were tripe. That would include Dirty Harry.

    I don’t think he was really an actor at all. He was the Duke.

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