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
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
Remake of One Way Passage
Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells
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 See more