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Westward Passage (1932)

Passed  -  Drama  -  27 May 1932 (USA)
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A struggling writer divorces his wife to pursue his career without interference, but they meet in Europe years later after she has remarried.

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Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ...
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Nicholas 'Nick' Allen
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Juliette Compton ...
Heniretta, Olivia's Cousin
Emmett King ...
Mr. Henry P. Ottendorf
Florence Roberts ...
Mrs. Ottendorf
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Lady Caverly
Don Alvarado ...
Count Felipe DeLatorie
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Florence Lake ...
Elmer's Wife
Edgar Kennedy ...
Elmer
Herman Bing ...
Otto Hoopengarner, the Dutchman
Irene Purcell ...
Baroness Diane von Stael
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Struggling writer Nick Allen and socialite Olivia Van Tyne marry and live frugally because Nick refuses to compromise his writing to satisfy his publisher. However, when they have an unwanted child, he does become a "hack" writer to feed the baby, little Olivia, and he resents it. Three years later, little Olivia interferes too much in his work, so he finds his own apartment and eventually divorces Olivia, who then marries gentle and kindly Harry Ottendorf. Not seeing each other for six more years, Olivia and Nick accidentally meet in Lucerne, Switzerland, while she, Harry and little Olivia are on vacation, and Nick, now a famous author, is on tour promoting his new book. When Harry has to go back to the States on business, Nick tries to rekindle Olivia's flickering love, but she repels him. Later, Olivia finds that Nick has also booked a room on the ship going home so they can take the westward passage together. Olivia is torn between her loyalty to Harry and her burgeoning love for ... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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27 May 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sacrificio de amor  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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My Wonderful One
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Where was David O.?
14 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Noticed when Westward Passage came on TCM that in the credits page at the bottom was listed David O. Selznick, thinking I was going to at least see high production value. I did, but 'Wsstward Passage' as one of Selznick's first films at RKO Pathe' is not mentioned in Maltin's Movie Guide,or even in Ronald Haver's, David O. SELSNICK'S Hollywood.

Was David not that proud of it, as Executive Producer?

Probably not, as it goes on a bit too long and the scenario is repetitive.

Olivier's makeup almost matched Ann Harding's.

Larry is struggling to be a movie start.

Ann just struggles. Although at least she shows some emotion in her argument scenes with Larry -- Ann is pretty but in a neutered sexual way. johnhartstudio1@mac.com


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