MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 17,340 this week

Between Two Worlds (1944)

 -  Mystery | Drama | Fantasy  -  20 May 1944 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,113 users  
Reviews: 45 user | 8 critic

Several recently deceased people awake on a ship bound for the afterlife.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (play)
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Goodbye, Eleanor Parker
| FilmExperience
Eleanor Parker obituary
| The Guardian - TV News
Eleanor Parker obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 71 titles
created 12 Mar 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
 
a list of 431 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 
a list of 342 titles
created 02 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Between Two Worlds (1944)

Between Two Worlds (1944) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Between Two Worlds.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1940, a former prisoner is determined to find the killer of the New York Police Lt. who helped him escape from a Nazi torture camp in Spain.

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: John Garfield, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ex-GI Nick Blake gets involved in a scheme to fleece a rich young widow, but finds himself falling for her for real, much to the displeasure of his racketeer cohorts.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan
The Verdict (1946)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After an Innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin and Olaf Johnson and they use to fish every night in their old boat. Jonah's daughter is the twenty-one year-old telephone ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Thomas Mitchell
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mobster Tommy Gordon isn't worried about being sentenced to Sing Sing prison because his political pals have promised him a quick parole. A troublesome prisoner, he finally concedes that ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: John Garfield, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Bette Davis, John Garfield, The Andrews Sisters
In Our Time (1944)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

It is early 1939 in Poland when Mrs. Bromley and Jennifer come to buy antiques for her business in London. Jennifer meets Count Stephen and they wine, dine and see the sights though out the... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Nancy Coleman
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Broadway star Valerie Stanton, breaking up with her producer-lover Gordon Dunning, unintentionally kills him. In flashback, she recalls meeting new flame Michael Morrell, and Dunning's ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gage
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Leo Genn, Claire Trevor
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

With a war on and most men being drafted, Howard Oil Supply Company has no salesmen left. So daughter Jean hits the road and does not make one sale. She finally gets one tentative sale with... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Ida Lupino, Sydney Greenstreet, William Prince
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A medical student with a club foot falls for a beautiful but ambitious waitress. She soon leaves him, but gets pregnant and comes back to him for help.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Paul Henreid, Eleanor Parker, Alexis Smith
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
George Coulouris ...
Faye Emerson ...
...
Dennis King ...
Isobel Elsom ...
Gilbert Emery ...
Benjamin Cliveden-Banks
Edit

Storyline

Several people are killed in a London air raid. They each awake aboard a strange ship which will deliver each of them either to heaven or hell. Their lives and stories are revealed as they individually begin to realize where they are. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Entre Dois Mundos  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The play "Outward Bound" opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 7 January 1924 and closed in May 1924 after 144 performances. The opening night cast included Dudley Digges, Leslie Howard, J.M. Kerrigan, Alfred Lunt and Beryl Mercer. There was one Broadway revival in 1938, directed by Otto Preminger. See more »

Quotes

Tom Prior: I read a great epitaph once, I'm gonna steal it for myself.
Scrubby: Sir?
Tom Prior: Here lies Prior, died a bachelor. Wifeless. Childless. Wish his father'd died the same.
See more »

Connections

Version of ITV Television Playhouse: Outward Bound (1956) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Forgotten film deserves more recognition...
9 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I finally had an opportunity to see this largely "forgotten" film, one of my favorites dealing in a mystical way with the afterlife. A remake of "Outward Bound" ('30), it was updated to World War II and begins with an air raid in which several people are unable to seek shelter. Afterwards, they find themselves on a strange ship and only gradually come to realize they are all dead--and about to be judged by a man called The Examiner (Sydney Greenstreet). The disparate group of people include some of the dependable Warner contract players: John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Paul Henried, Faye Emerson, Edmund Gwenn, Isobel Elmson and Sara Allgood.

Thoughtful and well written (though talky and showing its stage origins), it permits us to examine the passengers one by one as they reveal their fears and foibles--each having substantial roles in a series of vignettes that will lead to their ultimate destination--heaven or hell.

It's fascinating, handsomely produced amid low-key film noir lighting and the performances are all first-rate. John Garfield and Paul Henried give the strongest performances in the meatiest roles but the others are all more than competent, including the lovely Eleanor Parker.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold's score happens to be one of his personal "favorites" and I can certainly see why. It is melancholy, lyrical and mysterious--in keeping with the "otherworldly" elements of a film about passengers on their way to another world.

An oddly interesting film, thought provoking and well worth viewing. It's a wonder no one has produced a remake since the material lends itself to endless possibilities.


56 of 57 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why was Pete's (George Tobias) last line changed? MrCook67
Between Two Worlds + Outward Bound carolyn-18
Faye Emerson Part luverofmovies
Between Two Worlds Showing on TCM! shokah
Writing A Musicalized Adaptation ronaldmcdonaldisgay
Heaven or Hell Buggles586
Discuss Between Two Worlds (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?