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John Ford United States, 1933

Brotherdeacon's rating of the film Pilgrimage

1933 was a terrific year for movies, in the U.S. and abroad. Pilgrimage is a sentimental also-ran from John Ford which boasts a major acting role by Henrietta Crossman as Hannah Jessup, a hard-bitten country mother who destroys her son and his family, but discovers redemption in a trip to his WWI soldier's grave in France. Not a believable reel in its tear-soaked body, but heroic nonetheless.