Journey for Margaret (1942) was a Drama - War Film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and Herbert Kline and produced by Dore Schary and B.P. Fineman.
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Journey for Margaret is a movie interpreted in different ways from 1942 to today.? For 1940s audiences, the movie is a rousing call to arms for the nuclear family to band together; a condemnation against isolationism and the need for compassion for our British allies as embodied by two orphaned chil... Read full article
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Japanese statesman: Oh, so sorry - but that would mean leaving my confidential files. Also, I must be back in Tokyo by early December
[the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941]
Peter Humphreys: [the children are taking their bathes. Peter and Margaret have their own tubs alligned next to each other with John Davis in the middle, helping them both] Thank you, my Mr. Davis.
Margaret White: He is NOT your Mr. Davis, he's MY Mr. Davis!
Peter Humphreys: No, he's MY Mr. Davis!
Margaret White: No, he's MY Mr. Davis!
[with that, Margaret splashes water at Peter]
Peter Humphreys: He's MY Mr. Davis!
[Peter splashes her right back]
Margaret White: He's MY Mr. Davis!
[Margaret splashes again]
Margaret White: [the children's altercation continues and speeds up, with John Davis trying to plactate them both the whole time, and getting very wet in the process, but neither pay him any mind]
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This is the film from which Margaret O'Brien took her name. She was born Angela O'Brien, but she so identified with the character she played in this film that she decided to change her name to Margaret.
The final film of veteran director W.S. Van Dyke. He was dying of cancer while shooting it, and committed suicide not long after its release.
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