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.
FOUR WEEKS IN WHICH TO LIVE - an eternity in which to die. One of the grandest screen treats.
Did You Know?
Illness caused director Edmund Goulding
to be replaced for much of the film. Anatole Litvak
shot approximately 26% of the film, William Keighley
4%, and 'Howard, William K. (I)' shot a few retakes. Goulding shot 70% of the picture around bouts of pneumonia. See more
The doctor states that Joan Ames has angina pectoris and that nothing can be done for her. In fact, nitroglycerine had been used for the treatment of angina since the 1870s. See more
Make Love with a Guitar
Music by María Grever
Played when Dan puts Joan back to bed in her stateroom See more