Two Tickets to London (1943)

78 mins | Drama | 18 June 1943

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writer:

Tom Reed

Producer:

Edwin L. Marin

Cinematographer:

Milton Krasner

Editor:

Milton Carruth

Production Designers:

John Goodman, Robert Boyle

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
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HISTORY

Michele Morgan's name was misspelled "Michelle" in the onscreen credits. According to HR, Constance Bennett was originally cast in the lead role in this film, and the film was initially to be directed by Roy William Neill, the author of the original screen story. ...

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Michele Morgan's name was misspelled "Michelle" in the onscreen credits. According to HR, Constance Bennett was originally cast in the lead role in this film, and the film was initially to be directed by Roy William Neill, the author of the original screen story.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
19 Jun 1943
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Daily Variety
11 Jun 1943
p. 3
Film Daily
14 Jun 1943
p. 7
Hollywood Reporter
21 May 1942
p. 2
Hollywood Reporter
22 Mar 1943
p. 4
Hollywood Reporter
28 Mar 1943
p. 11
Hollywood Reporter
27 Apr 1943
p. 7
Hollywood Reporter
11 Jun 1943
p. 3
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
29 May 1943
p. 1339
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
19 Jun 1943
p. 1373
New York Times
3 Jul 1943
p. 11
Variety
16 Jun 1943
p. 16
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
WRITERS
Scr
Based on a story by
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
R. A. Gausman
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Mus dir
Mus score
SOUND
Dir of sd
[Sd] tech
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech adv
SOURCES
SONGS
"You Don't Know What Love Is, words and music by Don Raye and Gene de Paul; "You Are My Sunshine," words and music by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell; "Lead, Kindly Light," words and music by John Henry Newman and John B. Dykes.
SONGWRITERS/COMPOSERS
+
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 June 1943
Production Date:
29 Mar--26 Apr 1943
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Universal Pictures Co., inc.
15 June 1943
LP12098
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78
Length(in feet):
6,987
Country:
United States
PCA No:
9373
SYNOPSIS

After his merchant ship, the Lucky Star , is torpedoed by a German submarine, American first mate Dan Driscoll arrives in England with the ship's other survivors. Dan goes to a seaside pub to relax, where Jeanne Carroll, a widowed singer, is performing. Later, Dan is arrested by the British Admiralty for signaling his ship's position to the German U- boat. His train to London, however, is attacked by a squadron of German bombers, and after the train wrecks, Dan escapes into the English countryside with the injured Jeanne. The two hide out that night in a shepherd's cottage, where Dan professes his innocence to Jeanne. The next morning, Dan and Jeanne buy bus tickets to London, but he refuses to board the vehicle upon seeing the police nearby. Later, the two get a ride into another town on a milk truck, and despite his insistence that she leave him for her own safety, Jeanne remains with Dan, as she has fallen in love with him. Meanwhile, Fairchild, an officer of the Admiralty, questions policeman Ormsby, who has identified Jeanne and is setting a trap for Dan near her London address. After arriving in London, Dan is recognized by Groves, one of his fellow sailors on the Lucky Star , who unsuccessfully attempts to blackmail him. Dan and Jeanne then go to Jeanne's home, where her young son Roddy is being taken care of by an elderly couple, the Tinkles. Roddy immediately mistakes Dan for his dead father, an illusion Dan does not disavow. Later, Jeanne receives a telegram informing her that her brother Andre, who ...

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After his merchant ship, the Lucky Star , is torpedoed by a German submarine, American first mate Dan Driscoll arrives in England with the ship's other survivors. Dan goes to a seaside pub to relax, where Jeanne Carroll, a widowed singer, is performing. Later, Dan is arrested by the British Admiralty for signaling his ship's position to the German U- boat. His train to London, however, is attacked by a squadron of German bombers, and after the train wrecks, Dan escapes into the English countryside with the injured Jeanne. The two hide out that night in a shepherd's cottage, where Dan professes his innocence to Jeanne. The next morning, Dan and Jeanne buy bus tickets to London, but he refuses to board the vehicle upon seeing the police nearby. Later, the two get a ride into another town on a milk truck, and despite his insistence that she leave him for her own safety, Jeanne remains with Dan, as she has fallen in love with him. Meanwhile, Fairchild, an officer of the Admiralty, questions policeman Ormsby, who has identified Jeanne and is setting a trap for Dan near her London address. After arriving in London, Dan is recognized by Groves, one of his fellow sailors on the Lucky Star , who unsuccessfully attempts to blackmail him. Dan and Jeanne then go to Jeanne's home, where her young son Roddy is being taken care of by an elderly couple, the Tinkles. Roddy immediately mistakes Dan for his dead father, an illusion Dan does not disavow. Later, Jeanne receives a telegram informing her that her brother Andre, who served on the Lucky Star with Dan, has been killed. Convinced that Dan is a traitor, Jeanne orders him to leave her home, and consequently, he avoids Fairchild and Ormsby when they show up at the house. Dan later hides in the apartment of his Irish friend, Captain James MacCardie, who offers Dan a position on his newly commissioned ship. After refusing his friend's offer, Dan turns himself over to the authorities when Fairchild and Ormsby arrive at MacCardie's flat. Outside of Dan's hearing, MacCardie chastises Jeanne, telling her that Dan turned himself in because of her. Meanwhile, inside the hearing room, Dan is able to clear himself by proving that the submarine was actually signaled from his ship's bridge by the steward. Dan then accepts the first mate's position on MacCardie's ship, and with Fairchild's help, Jeanne arrives at the docks just in time to bid Dan farewell. He promises to return to her and Roddy, then sets sail, leaving a tearful Jeanne behind.

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