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One Way Passage (1932) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Tay Garnett and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Robert Lord.

Academy Awards 1932/33 --- Ceremony Number 6 (source: AMPAS)

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One Way Passage (1932)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 14, 2018 From 4 Star Films

There’s a myth that makes the rounds every so often?suggesting that films of yore were always stagnant affairs. You only have to look at the opening bar sequence directed?by Tay Garnett in this picture to confirm that?such an assertion is?an unequivocal?falsity. The camera is alive and well in... Read full article

They Remade What?! blogathon: One Way Passage (1932) and 'Til We Meet Again (1940)

By Caftan Woman on Oct 9, 2015 From Caftan Woman

From time to time I like to spend time on what I call "Remake Alley" and this trip to is part of the "They Remade What?!" blogathon hosted by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies which runs from October 9th to 11th. Check it out HERE. Movie: One Way Passage Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy Robert Lord... Read full article

One Way Passage (1932)

By Angela on Aug 22, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

When Dan (William Powell) meets Joan (Kay Francis) in a bar in Hong Kong, it’s love at first sight.? They have a drink together, but end up going their separate ways. What neither of them realizes is that the other doesn’t have much time to live.? You wouldn’t know it by looking at... Read full article

One Way Passage (1932).

By Dawn Sample on Aug 21, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

One Way Passage (1932). A romantic film starring William Powell and Kay Francis. Directed by Tay Garnett. It was remade in 1940 as 'Til We Meet Again, featuring Merle Oberon and George Brent. Powell and Frances performed in four films at Paramount before being signed by Warner Brothers.The music sco... Read full article

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Quotes from

[first lines]
Hong Kong Bartender: [mixing a very complex drink] I haven't made one of these since the fourth of July. I was making one when the quake hit Frisco. Believe me friend, I wouldn't go to all this trouble for any of these foreigners. Uh, uh, gotta wait a minute to let the oil sink in. There you are partner, you can tell your grandchildren about that one.
Dan: [before Dan can take a sip, the contents of the glass are knocked out of his hand by Joan backing into him] Say what in the name of...
Joan: Why... I'm so sorry.
Dan: I'm so glad.
Joan: Such a beautiful drink too.
Dan: Yes, paradise cocktail. Seem to be a few drops left.
Joan: [prophetically] Always the most precious, the last few drops. That's luck.
Dan: Yes, my name is Dan.
Joan: Mine's Joan.
Dan: Hello Joan.
Joan: Hello Dan.
Dan: May we, errr, drink to our meeting?
Joan: We should. Here's... here's hail and farewell.
Dan: Well that seems a bit ruthless?
Dan: Let's say
[hears toast from the German bar]
Dan: auf wiedersehen
Joan: Auf wiedersehen
[Dan smashes his glass on the bar; Joan does likewise]

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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMarch 6, 1939 with William Powell reprising his film role.
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 30, 1949 with William Powell reprising his film role.
Although the character's name would change, Frank McHugh plays the same part in the remake titled 'Til We Meet Again.
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