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'Til We Meet Again (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 20 April 1940 (USA)
Dying Joan Ames meets criminal Dan Hardesty on a luxury liner as he is being transported back to America by policeman Steve Burke to face execution. Joan and Dan fall in love, their fates unbeknownst to one another.

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Bonny Coburn
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Sir Harold Pinchard
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Dr. Cameron
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Jimmy Coburn
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Ass't. Purser
Doris Lloyd ...
Louise
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Hester
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Freddy
William Halligan ...
Bartender on Boat
Victor Kilian ...
Herb McGillis
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Dying Joan Ames meets criminal Dan Hardesty on a luxury liner as he is being transported back to America by policeman Steve Burke to face execution. Joan and Dan fall in love, their fates unbeknownst to one another.

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FOUR WEEKS IN WHICH TO LIVE - an eternity in which to die. One of the grandest screen treats.

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Drama | Romance

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Remade as a segment of The Love Boat (1977), with John Forsythe and Ursula Andress in the lead roles. This was part of the two-hour season-opening special "The China Cruise" (7.1, 1 October 1983). See more »

Goofs

When George Brent and Pat O'Brien fall into the Hong Kong harbor the ship is well under way and would not have been motionless next to them while they struggled in the water. Incorrect: Merle Oberon's character had not yet boarded the ship when this occurs. The ship appears to be under way because of other ships moving in the background. See more »

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Remake of One Way Passage (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Al Hoffman and Walter Kent
Played when Harold and the Countess walk from the deck into the casino
Continued through the Horse Race game
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Outstanding
5 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This classic black and white film is among the most outstanding in film history. The use of shadows and light throughout the filming accentuates the story line. The story line is bolstered by the strong characters played by prominent actors

Merle Oberon and company play credible roles in a plot designed to capture the emotions and sentiment of the viewer. The push and pull of the emotions keep building the level of the viewers participation in the film. The acting and directing cause the viewer to live within the film.

Although it is a remake of a movie not as good as this one, and others have used similar story lines and twists since this one, it is the classic story following through on a promise.


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