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Outward Bound (1930)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy | 29 November 1930 (USA)
Later remade as "Between Two Worlds."

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Henry and Ann are a young loving couple who have made a secret pact which they plan on executing at midnight. It involves stowing away on a passenger ship and leaving behind their beloved dog Laddy, a move they consider bittersweet. They seem somewhat apprehensive concerning their pact. Aboard the ship, a young man named Tom Prior, who seems to like his booze a little too much, has a feeling that something about the sailing is rather queer as everyone to who he speaks seems not to remember with who they are meeting or where they are going. The only exception is elderly socialite Mrs. Cliveden-Banks, who is off to meet her husband, Bunny. The only other passengers aboard are Catholic priest Reverend William Duke, wealthy business owner Mr. Lingley for who Tom used to work, and an uneducated working class elderly woman named Mrs. Midget. The only crew member is Scrubby, the steward. Tom eventually deciphers the nature of their trip, quicker than most that have taken it before have done.... Written by Huggo

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Beryl Mercer, Dudley Digges, and Lyonel Watts all repeat their roles from the stage version. See more »

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Version of Front Row Center: Outward Bound (1955) See more »

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Do You Know Where You're Going To?
25 June 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Somewhere near foggy London, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (as Henry) and Helen Chandler (as Ann) solemnly prepare for a journey, by ship. On board, they encounter alcoholic Leslie Howard (as Tom Prior) and a handful of older passengers, who seem unclear about their destination. Eventually, their secrets unravel… With his superior British voice being well-suited for talking pictures, Mr. Howard begins an impressive Hollywood career. Howard was very successful in the stage version of "Outward Bound" (1924-25); he played "Henry", which is Fairbanks' movie role. Ms. Chandler reprised her "Ann" in a Broadway revival. And, Dudley Digges, Beryl Mercer, and Lyonel Watts all did their parts on Broadway. The movie version is interesting, but has not aged well; its success as a stage play is not incomprehensible.

***** Outward Bound (1930) Robert Milton ~ Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Helen Chandler


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