One Way Passage
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One Way Passage
William Powell plays a condemned murderer who is being transported from Hong Kong to San Quentin by way of a luxury liner. Also on board is the lovely Kay Francis, who is suffering from a fatal heart condition. The sympathetic detective (Warren Hymer) escorting Powell allows the prisoner to roam the decks without handcuffs, an opportunity Powell exploits by arranging an escape with two of his old cronies (Frank McHugh and Aline MacMahon). But when he meets Francis, Powell falls in love. Francis is equally smitten, and the two conduct an exquisite shipboard affair, neither telling the other of… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The very best women's picture of the 1930s."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A beautiful little movie that has weathered its 80 years effortlessly."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This is a breezy story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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