Journey for Margaret
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 London. This is reflected in the introduction to the film, which begins: “The Margaret of this story is real... “ This was the final film of the prolific director W. S. Van Dyke.
During World War II, American war correspondent John Davis leaves France for safer London with his wife, Nora, who is pregnant. John wants her to go back home to Connecticut, but she decides to stay on by his side. John is worn down by the war, and Nora has her doubts about his conviction as a reporter.
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|director||W. S. Van Dyke|
|events||Battle of Britain World War II|
|keywords||air raid american baby blitz bomb cable connecticut dead baby dead parents discover even father figure foster care france injured intelligence quotient iq test mute orphanage portugal tea time telegraphy walk war correspondent war orphan write young boy|