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?
This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Friday 5 October 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Albuquerque Tuesday 30 October 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in Bloomington IN Saturday 3 November 1956 on WTTV (Channel 4), in Los Angeles Friday 9 November 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Boston Saturday 22 December 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in San Francisco Tuesday 25 December 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Cincinnati Saturday 9 February 1957 on WKRC (Channel 12), in Portland OR Sunday 10 March 1957 on KOIN (Channel 6), and in Chicago Monday 11 March 1957 on WGN (Channel 9). 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
Referenced in Vida/Perra
On San Francisco Bay
Music by Gertrude Hoffman
Played on the piano when Dan is being arrested See more