Gallant Journey (1946)

Director William A. Wellman adds another to his long line of salutes-to-aviation films in this bio of an aviation pioneer, John Montgomery (Glenn Ford.) In 1883 he built a practical glider despite the opposition of his friends, who thought he was crazy, and of his family, who were afraid that his dreams of flying would hurt his father's political ambitions. He pursues his education at Santa Clara University where the Jesuits lend a helping and understanding hand. An earthquake destroys what appears to be a working model for an airplane, but a gold-sorting machine Montgomery invented, and then neglected, promises to provide for his financial needs to keep working on his aircraft until he gets involved in costly lawsuits defending his invention.

Directing:
  • William A. Wellman

Writing:
  • Byron Morgan
  • William A. Wellman

Stars:
Release Date: 1946-09-24
themoviedb icon 6.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 85

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Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
John J. Montgomery
Janet Blair
Janet Blair
Regina 'Ginny' Cleary
Charles Ruggles
Charles Ruggl...
Jim Montgomery
Henry Travers
Henry Travers
Thomas Logan
Jimmy Lloyd
Jimmy Lloyd
Dan Mahoney / Prof. LaSalle
Charles Kemper
Charles Kempe...
Father "Dickie" Ball
Selena Royle
Selena Royle
Mrs. Zachary Montgomery
Arthur Shields
Arthur Shield...
Father Kenton
Willard Robertson
Willard Rober...
Zachary Montgomery
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