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      One Way Passage

      1932 1h 9m Romance List
      100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 80% Audience Score 250+ Ratings When Dan Hardesty (William Powell) meets Joan Ames (Kay Francis) in a Hong Kong bar, he doesn't let on that he's an escaped murderer, nor she that she's suffering from a fatal illness. After Dan is caught by Sergeant Steve Burke (Warren Hymer), the two head back to America via ocean liner, and spot Joan also aboard. Dan talks Steve into letting him out of the cuffs, and for the duration of the trip, he and Joan indulge in a romance both know can never last. Read More Read Less

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      David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a perpetually compelling drama that benefits from the magnetic efforts of its two stars... Rated: 3/4 Oct 28, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A charming film that earned the Oscar for Best Original Story. Rated: 3/4 May 24, 2023 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Tragic romance with a classic premise. Nov 30, 2015 Full Review Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy The very best women's picture of the 1930s. Rated: 10/10 Nov 25, 2013 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) A beautiful little movie that has weathered its 80 years effortlessly. Rated: 5/5 Jan 17, 2013 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This is a breezy story. Rated: B Apr 18, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D It is just too damn dark and depressing for me. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/02/24 Full Review acsdoug D If you're looking for 1930s era melodrama you could do worse. The story with Powell and Francis is very good, but I felt distracted by the presence of two superfluous con artists who do nothing to advance the story, their only purpose seems to be providing unnecessary comic relief. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/12/23 Full Review Russ Anything with William Powell in it is going to be film worth watching and I'm falling in love with Kay Francis. The supporting cast of Warner Bros. contract players is adequate. Not a lot special about the plot; even The Bard himself stole the star-crossed lovers theme. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/10/23 Full Review Frances H Well done film about two doomed people who fall in love. Powell is his usually charming self and Kay Francis plays fragile terminally ill woman who finds her last days full of love. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/24/20 Full Review Audience Member A great film, a classic ending Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member The best romance movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis When Dan Hardesty (William Powell) meets Joan Ames (Kay Francis) in a Hong Kong bar, he doesn't let on that he's an escaped murderer, nor she that she's suffering from a fatal illness. After Dan is caught by Sergeant Steve Burke (Warren Hymer), the two head back to America via ocean liner, and spot Joan also aboard. Dan talks Steve into letting him out of the cuffs, and for the duration of the trip, he and Joan indulge in a romance both know can never last.
      Director
      Tay Garnett
      Screenwriter
      Wilson Mizner, Joseph Jackson
      Production Co
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Genre
      Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 26, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 9m