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?
Although the character's name has changed, Frank McHugh
plays the same part as he had in the original version titled "One Way Passage." See more
This movie appears to be set in 1940 which is when it was released. Pat O'Brien remarks that George Brent is being taken back to San Quinton to be hanged for murder. California switched from hanging to the gas chamber in 1938 and had already used it. That is something what would have been widely known in California when this movie was made. See more
Version of The Price of Living
Song of the Islands (Na Lei O Hawaii)
Written by Charles E. King
Sung when Joan leaves the ship to wait for Dan
Continued when Steve and the Countess are in the stateroom
Also sung when Joan and Dan drive back to the ship See more