Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Dark Journey (film)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
6.6/101 Votes Alchetron
6.6
1 Ratings
100
90
80
70
61
50
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This

Director  Victor Saville
Producer  Alexander Korda
Country  United Kingdom
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Romance, Thriller
Duration  
Language  English
Dark Journey (film) movie poster
Release date  28 March 1937 (1937-03-28) (UK) 2 July 1937 (1937-07-02) (USA)
Writer  Lajos Biro (screenplay), Arthur Wimperis (scenario and dialogue)
Cast  Vivien Leigh (Madeleine Goddard), Conrad Veidt (Baron Karl Von Marwitz), Joan Gardner (Lupita), Anthony Bushell (Bob Carter), Ursula Jeans (Gertrude), Margery Pickard (Colette)
Music director  Richard Addinsell, Muir Mathieson
Similar movies  Salt, Dr. No, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible
Tagline  Her Lips Kissed...But Never Told!

Conrad veidt and vivien leigh in dark journey 1937 the best version officially available


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.

Contents

Dark Journey (film) movie scenes

Dark Journey is a 1937 British spy film directed by Victor Saville and starring Conrad Veidt and Vivien Leigh. Written by Lajos Biro and Arthur Wimperis, the film is about two secret agents on opposite sides during World War I who meet and fall in love in neutral Stockholm.

Dark Journey (film) movie scenes

Madeline Goddard (Leigh), is a British double agent who meets and falls in love with a German spy Baron Karl Von Marwitz (Veidt) during World War I. This tale of espionage blends high adventure and romance making perfect order from wartime chaos and growing in faith from despair.

Plot

In the spring of 1918, a German U-boat stops a Dutch freighter on its way to Stockholm, Sweden during the final year of World War I. The Germans board the ship, identify one man as a Belgian spy, and take him prisoner. One of the passengers questioned is an attractive Swiss dress shop owner named Madeleine Goddard (Vivien Leigh) who is returning to Stockholm from a business trip to Paris, where she purchased dresses for her boutique. After returning to Stockholm, Madeleine, who is a German spy, meets with her contacts and provides information on Allied troop movements she acquired in Paris. The information is cleverly concealed in the gowns she purchased. While the Germans believe that she is one of their top spies, Madeleine is in fact a French double agent working to uncover the identity of the new German secret service leader in Stockholm.

Dark journey 1937 thriller


Soon after, a German war veteran named Baron Karl Von Marwitz (Conrad Veidt) enters Sweden. He claims to have left the German Navy because of war injuries, but some of his former colleagues believe he is a deserter. One night, Madeleine goes to a nightclub accompanied by her friend, English secret service agent Bob Carter (Anthony Bushell). She notices Von Marwitz playing a bar room game predicting what girls will say after he kisses them. After she exposes the trick, Von Marwitz becomes intrigued by Madeleines beauty and cool demeanor. The next day he visits her shop with Lupita (Joan Gardner), the Brazilian socialite he tricked the previous evening. After the temperamental Lupita leaves, Von Marwitz begins asking Madeleine to go out with him. In the coming days, she continues to refuse his requests, even after he offers to purchase all the stock in her shop. When he finally gives up, she gives in and agrees to date him.

Dark Journey (film) movie scenes  Dark Journey 1937 with Joan Gardner

Madeleine and Von Marwitz begin seeing each other socially, and despite their differences, they fall deeply in love. Von Marwitz even proposes marriage. Their whirlwind romance is interrupted one night when Madeleines German co-conspirator, Anatole Bergen, is murdered. Madeleine meets with her German contacts who inform her that the recent information she provided proved disastrous for the German Army. She is ordered to return to Paris immediately and investigate her French contacts. When Madeleine reaches Paris, she is met by a high-ranking French official who presents her with the Medaille militaire for her brave service to her country. Despite her reluctance to continue her work in Stockholm, she is ordered to return.

Back in Stockholm, Madeleine and Von Marwitz are reunited and she reveals that she knows he is the German secret service leader. In response, he reveals that he knows that she is in fact a French spy. Although relieved that they can finally speak honestly with each other, they acknowledge that their dream of a life together can never happen. Soon after, Madeleine turns to her friend Bob for protection, now that her true identity is known to the Germans. While Bob plans her escape from Stockholm and the Germans, Von Marwitz plans her capture and return to Germany. The next day, Bob arranges for Madeleine to be arrested by the Stockholm police, ruining Von Marwitzs plan to capture her quietly.

After Madeleine is deported, her ship is stopped by a German U-boat in neutral waters. Von Marwitz boards the ship and arrests Madeleine for being a French spy. As they are being rowed from the ship to the U-boat, a British Q-ship (a heavily armed merchant ship with concealed weaponry) approaches and engages the U-boat in battle, sinking the enemy vessel. Madeleine is taken aboard the Q-ship while von Marwitz is moved to a British destroyer. Her feelings of love unabated, Madeleine is assured that von Marwitz will not be shot, but instead will be detained until the end of the war. As von Marwitz is rowed away, Madeleine waves and calls out to him, "Ill be waiting."

Similar Movies

Vivien Leigh appears in Dark Journey and Storm in a Teacup. Alexander Korda produced Dark Journey and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Conrad Veidt appears in Dark Journey and The Spy in Black. British Intelligence (1940). Conrad Veidt appears in Dark Journey and Contraband.

Soundtrack

The music was composed by Richard Addinsell and orchestrated by Roy Douglas and Lionel Salter. The musical director was Muir Mathieson.

References

Dark Journey (film) Wikipedia
Dark Journey (film) IMDb Dark Journey (film) themoviedb.org


Similar Topics
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L