Dangerous Journey (1944)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Released by 20th Century-Fox, Dangerous Journey is a feature-length documentary of the famed Armand Denis-Leila Roosevelt expedition of the mid-1930s. Much of the footage was culled from such previously released short subjects as Wheels Across Africa and Wheels Across India, originally distributed in 1937. The Armand-Denis troupe made its way through Africa, Burma, India and Ceylon, long before the war made such expeditions impossible-not to mention impractical. Conrad Nagel narrates the footage, lending a note of calm authenticity to the proceedings. Dangerous Journey represented a tentative movie comeback attempt by George Schaefer, the recently ousted president of RKO Radio Pictures.



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