Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret.
It appears this movie is the amalgamation of two later films---which would have been directly inspired by this one, and split the story in two. Those are: Love Affair (1939), where Charles Boyer falls in love with Irene Dunne on an ocean liner, and Dark Victory (1939) where Better Davis is afflicted with an incurable illness. Notice these two movies were both released 7 years later, and barely a couple weeks apart! (Script spies have always run rampant in Hollywood.) All these films would be later spoofed in one sketch on: The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #8.3 (1974).
Hong Kong Bartender:
I haven't made one of these since the fourth of July. I was making one when the quake hit Frisco. Believe me friend, I wouldn't go to all this trouble for any of these foreigners. Uh, uh, gotta wait a minute to let the oil sink in. There you are ...
When Steve fires his gun in Dan's room the noise is very loud but when they exit into the hallway the people are walking around as if they had heard nothing, quite unlikely in the close quarters of a ship.
The opening title card has a cruise ship in the background.