One Way Passage

One Way Passage

Director: Tay Garnett

Cast: Tay Garnett, William Powell, Kay Francis, Frank McHugh

     
 
William Powell plays a condemned murderer who is being transported from Hong Kong to San Quentin by way of a luxury liner. Also on board is the lovely Kay Francis, who is suffering from a fatal heart condition. The sympathetic detective (Warren Hymer) escorting Powell allows the prisoner to roam the decks without handcuffs, an

Overview

William Powell plays a condemned murderer who is being transported from Hong Kong to San Quentin by way of a luxury liner. Also on board is the lovely Kay Francis, who is suffering from a fatal heart condition. The sympathetic detective (Warren Hymer) escorting Powell allows the prisoner to roam the decks without handcuffs, an opportunity Powell exploits by arranging an escape with two of his old cronies (Frank McHugh and Aline MacMahon). But when he meets Francis, Powell falls in love. Francis is equally smitten, and the two conduct an exquisite shipboard affair, neither telling the other of their impending doom. Powell makes his escape, but is halted in mid-flight when Francis has a heart attack. He rushes Francis back on board ship to her doctor, knowing full well that this will mean his recapture. As they bid goodbye, Powell and Francis promise to meet again one year later in Agua Caliente--a rendezvous that neither will survive to keep. A year passes. At a bar in Agua Caliente, two cocktail glasses suddenly shatter, as if having been joined in a toast by unseen hands. One Way Passage was remade in 1940 as 'Til We Meet Again.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/2010
UPC:
0883316289860
Original Release:
1932
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:09:00
Sales rank:
31,510

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Powell Dan Hardesty
Kay Francis Joan Ames
Frank McHugh Skippy
Aline MacMahon Countess Barilhaus/Barrel House Betty
Warren Hymer Steve Burke
Frederick Burton Doctor
Douglas Gerrard Sir Harold
Herbert Mundin Steward
Charles "Heinie" Conklin Singer
William Halligan Agua Caliente Bartender
Roscoe Karns Ship's Bartender
Wilson Mizner Singing Drunk
Stanley Fields Captain
Harry Seymour Ship's Officer
Mike Donlin Hong Kong Bartender
Willie Fung Curio Dealer
Ruth Hall Woman
Dewey Robinson Honolulu Contact
Allan Lane Man

Technical Credits
Tay Garnett Director
Ralph Dawson Editor
Anton Grot Art Director
W. Franke Harling Score Composer
Joe Jackson Screenwriter
Robert Kurrle Cinematographer
Robert Lord Producer,Screenwriter
Wilson Mizner Screenwriter
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Hal B. Wallis Producer

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