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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.

Director:

Edmund Goulding

Writers:

Warren Duff (screen play), Robert Lord (from an original story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Merle Oberon ... Joan Ames
George Brent ... Dan Hardesty
Pat O'Brien ... Steve Burke
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Bonny Coburn
Binnie Barnes ... Comtesse de Bresac
Frank McHugh ... Rockingham T. Rockingham
Eric Blore ... Sir Harold Pinchard
Henry O'Neill ... Dr. Cameron
George Reeves ... Jimmy Coburn
Frank Wilcox ... Ass't. Purser
Doris Lloyd ... Louise
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Hester
Regis Toomey ... Freddy
William Halligan William Halligan ... Bartender on Boat
Victor Kilian ... Herb McGillis
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

20 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Shall Meet Again See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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 William K. Howard shot a few retakes. Goulding shot 70% of the picture around bouts of pneumonia. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Remake of One Way Passage (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Played the last night on board and during the New Year's Eve bash
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Broken glasses/Hopeful hearts
21 October 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Classy, richly appointed remake of One Way Passage is close to a scene for scene remake but the talented cast manage to make it fresh. Brent is less stolid than usual and he and Merle make a handsome couple surrounded by a terrific group of character actors. Eric Blore is amusing as usual in a small role, Pat O'Brien full of quiet integrity as George's minder and Geraldine Fitzgerald is lovely and solid in a small role as a newlywed. But the real standouts are under-appreciated Binnie Barnes as a con-woman who has a past with Brent and most of all Frank McHugh as his loyal tippling friend, he manages to make a stock character very human.


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