Journey Into Light (1951)

John Burrows, an ordained minister from a small village in the East, envisions himself with a larger congregation. He is mortified when his wife drunkenly interrupts a sermon, then despondent after her suicide. Burrows travels to Los Angeles for a fresh start, but takes to the bottle himself and ends up arrested for public intoxication. A skid-row con man, Gandy, finds him a bed at a flop house, while a street preacher, Doc Thorssen, and daughter Christine take him to a local mission. Christine is blind. She falls in love with Burrows, enjoying his discussions of the spirit and the soul but knowing little of his past. One day she is struck by a streetcar and knocked unconscious, causing Burrows to once again question his faith. He ultimately accepts the Lord's will and is offered a better place to live and preach. Burrows decides he is better suited to the mission, with Christine by his side.

Directing:
  • Stuart Heisler

Writing:
  • Irving Shulman
  • Anson Bond
  • Stephanie Nordli

Stars:
Release Date: 1951-09-28
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 87

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Viveca Lindfors
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Christine Thorssen
Thomas Mitchell
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Gandy
Ludwig Donath
Ludwig Donath
'Doc' Thorssen
H.B. Warner
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Wiz, the Wino
Jane Darwell
Jane Darwell
Mack
Peggy Webber
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Jane Burrows
Paul Guilfoyle
Paul Guilfoyl...
Fanatic
Charles Evans
Charles Evans
Bishop Logan
Marion Martin
Marion Martin
Diana (as Marian Martin)
Everett Glass
Everett Glass
Deacon Adams
Raymond Bond
Raymond Bond
Deacon Edwards
Billie Bird
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Gertie
O.Z. Whitehead
O.Z. Whitehea...
Lippy
Myron Healey
Myron Healey
Jerry - the Cop
Byron Keith
Byron Keith
Dan - Policeman
Fritz Feld
Fritz Feld
Clothing Salesman
Emmett Lynn
Emmett Lynn
Bum
Paul Brinegar
Paul Brinegar
Bum
Bernard Gorcey
Bernard Gorce...
Flophouse Clerk
Kate Drain Lawson
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Fred Aldrich
Fred Aldrich
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Ed Hinton
Ed Hinton
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Smoki Whitfield
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Truck Driver
O. Z. Whitehead
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Lippy
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