Academy Award winners Deborah Kerr and Yul Brenner star as adversaries who are uncontrollably drawn to each other in this Cold War drama -- The Journey. 1956. At the border between Hungary and Austria, Russian Officer Major Surov (Brenner--The King and I) stops a bus filled with people trying to escape the Hungarian Uprising. He suspects that a rebel leader is on board, but he doesn't know which of the passengers the escaping rebel is. Englishwoman Diana Ashmore (Kerr--The King and I) is trying to help her boyfriend, the dissident (Jason Robards), escape. But while the passengers are held at the border, Ashmore cannot avoid her growing romantic interest in the Russian officer who could destroy the man she is supposed to love.