Flight from Destiny

Flight from Destiny is a 1941 American drama film directed by Vincent Sherman and written by Barry Trivers. The film stars Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Jeffrey Lynn, James Stephenson, Mona Maris and Jonathan Hale. The film was released by Warner Bros. on February 8, 1941.[1]

Flight from Destiny
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVincent Sherman
Produced byBryan Foy
Screenplay byBarry Trivers
Story byAnthony Berkeley
StarringGeraldine Fitzgerald
Thomas Mitchell
Jeffrey Lynn
James Stephenson
Mona Maris
Jonathan Hale
Music byHeinz Roemheld
CinematographyJames Van Trees
Edited byThomas Richards
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • February 8, 1941 (1941-02-08)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States




T.M.P. of The New York Times said, "What would you do if you only had six months to live?" That is the problem which confronts Thomas Mitchell as an elderly professor suffering from an aortic aneurism in Flight From Destiny. The same question has been pondered before on the screen, but seldom has it been dealt with so intelligently and entertainingly as in the new Warner drama at the Palace. Scenarist Barry Trivers has avoided artfully the pitfalls of a morbid theme by having Professor Todhunter regard his plight philosophically. And it was most fortunate that an actor of Mr. Mitchell's ability was selected to interpret the role, for he is a tower of strength."[2]


  1. "Flight from Destiny (1941) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  2. T.M.P. (1941-03-28). "Movie Review - Flight from Destiny - At the Palace". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
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