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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 »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Remake of the 1932 Kay Francis & William Powell film, One Way Passage. 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

Referenced in Vida/Perra (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Islands (Na Lei O Hawaii)
(1915) (uncredited)
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
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The day I became a movie lover
31 August 2003 | by Oldsport57See all my reviews

There are moments in certain movies that, once experienced, turn you, forevermore, into a movie-lover.

As those two glasses broke, in a bar in Acapulco, the sound nearly masked by New Years' celebrations and the strains of "Auld Lang Syne", I let out a sob that I can still feel, well more than fifty years later.

Dated, trite, corny, awful sound, loud voices, yeah, all of those. But put it aside and revel in this beautiful, gentle, glamorous and romantic love story. Even with all the available cinematographic bells and whistles, it simply could not be made today.


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