Old Movie Review – Journey Into Fear

Every now and then I like to review a movie that doesn’t get much attention these days.

Released by RKO in 1943 this Mercury Theatre Production featuring and regarded to have been part directed by Orson Welles although he always maintained the film remained Norman Foster’s.  I had high hopes for Journey into Fear but despite a talented cast was left disappointed by what is a rather pedestrian thriller.  Joseph Cotton plays a munitions expert sent to Turkey to assist that countries Navy in the ongoing conflict but a company contact encourages him to enjoy a night out and while in a nightclub an attempt is made on his life.  The head of the Turkish secret police bundles him off without his wife or any luggage on a passenger ship but are the other passengers all they seem?

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