The Journey (1959 film)

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The Journey
Poster of the movie The Journey.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Anatole Litvak
Produced by Anatole Litvak
Written by George Tabori
Starring Deborah Kerr
Yul Brynner
Jason Robards
Music by Georges Auric
Cinematography Jack Hildyard
Edited by Dorothy Spencer
Alby Pictures
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
February 19, 1959
Running time
122-126 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,290,000[1]
Box office $3,450,000[1][2]

The Journey is a 1959 American drama film directed by Anatole Litvak. A group of Westerners tries to flee Hungary after the Soviet Union moves to crush the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. It stars Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, and Jason Robards. Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner were paired again since they starred in The King and I in 1956, where he had an Oscar-winning performance. The Journey was shot in Metrocolor.


Major Surov (Yul Brynner) is the Russian commander at the Hungarian-Austrian border crossing. With the outbreak of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Budapest's airport is shut down and Diana (Deborah Kerr), along with other international travellers from U.S., Britain, Israel, and France, is forced to reach Vienna by bus. Along with them is a Hungarian dissident hunted by the police, Paul (Jason Robards).[3]



The following prologue appears in the onscreen credits: "The action of this story takes place between Budapest, the capital of Hungary, and the Austro-Hungarian border, where the film was actually photographed. The time is November, 1956, during the tragic days of the Hungarian uprising."

This film was Jason Robards' screen debut.

Ron Howard had appeared in an unbilled part in the 1956 film Frontier Woman, but The Journey marked his first credited appearance; he was billed as Ronny Howard.

Box office[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $1,300,000 in the US and Canada and $2,150,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $905,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ US and Canada figures see - "1959: Probable Domestic Take", Variety, 6 January 1960 p 34
  3. ^

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