Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture!
Merchant ship Glencairn rolls and shivers in the black North Atlantic. On board, anxious crewmen search the sky for German planes. And hope they'll survive THE LONG VOYAGE HOME. Director John Ford (STAGECOACH) and scribe Dudley Nichols adapted four Eugene O'Neill one-acts into this compelling, lyrical look at men at sea that O'Neill considered his favorite of all his filmed works.
As his sailors, Ford cast members of his stock company: Thomas Mitchell, Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Shields, Ward Bond, John Qualen and John Wayne (who starred for Ford in the previous year's STAGECOACH.) As sunny, sweet-natured Ole Olsen, Wayne does winning work in an atypical role.