Journey for Margaret is a 1942 drama film set in London in World War II. It stars Robert Young and Laraine Day as a couple who have to deal with the loss of their unborn child due to a bombing raid. It is an adaptation of the book of the same name in which William Lindsay White and his wife described their experiences adopting an orphan in ...
Nov 24, 1996 · All of them agreed until Fuller perished in a shipwreck at age 40 (Thoreau combed the beach off Fire Island searching for her remains) and she became just another swellheaded Margaret.
There he meets Margaret White, a little girl who deals with the blitz by carrying around a toy bomb. Also among the children is little Peter Humphreys, who Margaret treats as a little brother. The two claim John Davis as theirs and the man begins to write about them to his wife, which slowly brings her out of her shock.
The standout for this film would have to be the performances, pretty much everybody including the child actors were magnificent. Journey for Margaret is by no means perfect but this needs to be seen by more people, only slightly over 100 users have logged this film & it doesn’t even have a critic’s consensus on rotten tomatoes.
- W.S. Van Dyke
William L. White of Kansas, went to England with a private memo--"uplook kids." This memo, in cablese, recorded his desire to adopt an English child. Not long after he landed in England, White found Margaret, who at this time was three and a half years old.
Margaret O'Brien, of course, became a star as a result of Journey, and it's easy to see why. Though occasionally mannered, hers is a remarkable performance for someone so very young, and she really plays her scenes for all they're worth.
I’ve never been able to finish the movie A Journey for Margaret that I started one afternoon on TCM, but I was so taken by the scenes I had watched, that I searched out the book (out of print) by Bill White. The book has little in it about Margaret. Rather, it is a war correspondent’s dispatches to America during the Blitz.
Margaret O'Brien played the title role in Journey for Margaret. She was such a darling actress and could melt your heart when her tear came so naturally when a scene called for them. The movie does not follow too closely the book by the same name written by William L. White, in fact, it is much better.
"Journey for Margaret" is a propaganda film but with a twist. Made in 1942, right after the U.S. entered World War II, it's based on a real story. A reporter, John Davis (Robert Young), and his wife Nora(Laraine Day) are caught in London during the blitz.
Journey for Margaret (1942) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.