Monday, July 24, 2017

Journey Into Fear [Stirling Gold Productions, 1975]

JOURNEY INTO FEAR was a remake of a 1942 RKO film directed by Norman Foster and an unbilled Orson Welles.  The new film (also based on a novel by Eric Ambler) was directed by Daniel Mann (who four years prior had directed the rat horror film WILLARD), and featured an international cast, including Sam Waterston, Zero Mostel, Yvette Mimieux, Ian McShane, Joseph Wiseman, Shelley Winters, Stanley Holloway, Donald Pleasence, Jackie Cooper, and Vincent Price.  The film received a terrible distribution, and is barely seen anywhere today.  Reviews were generally poor, although the film really was a lot of fun.

The cast

Sam Waterston had appeared the prior year in Francis Ford Coppolla's THE GREAT GATSBY as Nick Carraway

Film veteran Shelley Winters had been seen three years prior in THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE

The film would be Vincent Price's last feature film appearance until 1979. He'd spend the next several years appearing on stage in a series of plays, including DIVERSIONS AND DELIGHTS

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