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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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Sir Harold Pinchard
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Dr. Cameron
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Jimmy Coburn
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Louise
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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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Till We Meet Again  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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The day I became a movie lover
31 August 2003 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

There are moments in certain movies that, once experienced, turn you, forevermore, into a movie-lover.

As those two glasses broke, in a bar in Acapulco, the sound nearly masked by New Years' celebrations and the strains of "Auld Lang Syne", I let out a sob that I can still feel, well more than fifty years later.

Dated, trite, corny, awful sound, loud voices, yeah, all of those. But put it aside and revel in this beautiful, gentle, glamorous and romantic love story. Even with all the available cinematographic bells and whistles, it simply could not be made today.


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