Interrupted Journey, The (Valiant 1949, Richard Todd, Valerie Hobson)

The Interrupted Journey

In The Interrupted Journey Richard Todd plays a struggling writer whose arguments over money have estranged him from his wife (Valerie Hobson) and sent him into the arms of his editor’s wife (Christine Norden). The lovers decide to flee to London, but, on the train, Todd loses his nerve and pulls the emergency cord, jumping off the train at his home stop. Seconds later, a crash leaves Norden dead but railway detective Tom Walls has evidence she was murdered before the crash and Todd becomes the chief suspect.

As the evidence mounts, Todd has one chance to prove his innocence in Daniel Birt’s thriller. Valerie Hobson’s role as the supportive wife stood her in good stead – she had to stand by her real life husband John Profumo during the infamous ’60s sex scandal.

Valerie Hobson as Carol North
Richard Todd as John North
Christine Norden as Susan Wilding
Tom Walls as Mr. Clayton
Alexander Gauge as Jerves Wilding
Ralph Truman as Inspector Waterson
Vida Hope as Miss Marchmont
Dora Bryan as Waitress
Vincent Ball as 1st. Workman
Jack Vyvyan as 2nd. Workman
Cyril Smith as Publican
Elsie Wagstaff as Wilding’s Maid
Dora Sevening as Mrs. Wilding Senior
Nigel Neilson as Sergeant Sanger
Arthur Lane as Constable Cowley

crew details
Writer: Michael Pertwee
Director: Daniel Birt

production details
Country: UK
Studio: Valiant
Year of Release: 1949
Duration: 80 minutes

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