Sentimental Journey is a 1946 film directed by Walter Lang
Remade in 1958 as The Gift of Love,
with Lauren Bacall and Robert Stack.
A lovely tearful tale, with Maureen
once again teamed with John Payne.
Cedric "Tycoon" Hardwicke is in there too
Lovely tale of two lost souls finding each other.
Author: rochelle-14 from Australia
Sentimental Journey is a beautiful but ultimately sad story about a married couple who are heavily involved in the theatre. The wife, Julie, cannot have children and suffers from a rare, life-threatening disease. Afraid that she will leave her husband alone, she decides to adopt a little girl. However she soon realises that her immature and possessive husband cannot accept the strange and dreamy child. In the stress of having to choose between the husband and the child, Julie succumbs to her illness and dies.
Overcome with grief, her husband withdraws from family and friends. Left alone, the little girl grieves for her adoptive mother and longs for the return of her adoptive father.
It is only when the little girl goes missing, in her attempt to find the ghost of Julie, that the husband realises just how much he loves the little girl.