I love old movies; I especially like finding movies that I think could be remade again with actors of all races.
About three months ago I saw One Way Passage (1932) starring Kay Francis and William Powell. I do adore William Powell because he is such a witty actor. I loved the movie, it captured my romantic heart. When I heard Robert Osborne say there was a remake of it in 1940, I hoped to catch it. On Thursday, I saw the remake called 'Til We Meet Again (1940) starring Merle Oberon and George Brent. I enjoyed this version as well.
The basic premise is a woman dying of a frail heart and criminal sentenced to hang meet in a bar in Hong Kong and then again on a cruise. They fall in love. Of course, time is not on their side. Me telling you this is not going to ruin the story at all. Both versions are good and unique in their own way. I also enjoy the fact actor Frank McHugh plays the same role in both versions. They just change the character's name. I think I may be more in favor of One Way Passage because I like William Powell's performance in this movie. Though Merle Oberon is so enchanting in Till We Meet Again.
I'm not sure if they are out on DVD yet. I hope they are. I like to own them. I know Turner Classic Movie will replay them again. One Way Passage and 'Til We Meet Again are both romantic movies not to be missed.
I couldn't find a video of One Way Passage. Here is a Trailer of 'Til We Meet Again.