ONE WAY PASSAGE (1932) B/W 69m dir: Tay Garnett

w/William Powell, Kay Francis, Frank McHugh, Aline MacMahon, Warren Hymer, Herbert Mundin, Roscoe Karns, Stanley Fields

This moving drama about the shipboard romance of a con-man (Powell) and a fatally ill woman (Francis) avoids being corny and emerges as an affecting melodrama. Strong support from McHugh and Mac Mahon. Robert Lord won an Oscar for Best Original Story. Remade (not so well) as 'TIL WE MEET AGAIN (1940) with George Brent and Merle Oberon in the leads.

ONE WAY PASSAGE won an Oscar for Best Original Story (Robert Lord).