One Way Passage script
Synopsis: One Way Passage is a 1932 American Pre-Code romantic film starring William Powell and Kay Francis as star-crossed lovers, directed by Tay Garnett and released by Warner Bros.


Oh, that seems a bit ruthless.

Let's say, uh--

Abruptly, two German voices drift in from the crowd -- apparently a couple of

sailors saying "till we meet again" to each other -- "Auf wiedersehen!" "Auf

wiedersehen!" -- Dan glances in their direction, then turns back to Joan and

raises his glass, inspired.


Auf wiedersehen.

Joan looks at Dan sadly for a beat and then agrees:


Auf wiedersehen.

They swallow their drinks, never taking their eyes off one another. Dan holds

his empty glass by the stem and slowly turns it upside-down. Joan watches,

puzzled, as Dan smashes the top of the glass against the side of the bar and

drops the stem on the countertop where it rolls back and forth for a moment.

He grins at Joan who promptly responds in kind, smashing her glass and placing

her stem on top of his, much to his surprise and delight. We get a CLOSE VIEW

of the crossed stems. Dan gallantly tips his hat to Joan.


And so.

Dan appears ready to leave but Joan puts an arm on him.


Please. Shall I introduce you to my


Joan gestures to some people crowded behind her at the bar. Dan glances at

them and thinks it over but decides against it.


I think not. Luck has allowed us a

few drops of a Paradise cocktail--


And that would destroy the charm.

You're right. Let's trust luck will

come again.

Joan puts her hand in Dan's. They stare into each other's eyes for a long

moment. A dark look crosses her face. Her eyes waver and, with a slight grin,

she abruptly turns her back on him, as if he were suddenly a total stranger.

Dan looks thoughtful and puzzled but takes it in stride. He turns and heads

for the swinging doors. Joan turns and stares, watching him walk away. One of

Joan's friends notices her interest and watches, too.

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Wilson Mizner

Wilson Mizner (May 19, 1876 – April 3, 1933) was an American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur. His best-known plays are The Deep Purple, produced in 1910, and The Greyhound, produced in 1912. He was manager and co-owner of The Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and was affiliated with his brother, Addison Mizner, in a series of scams and picaresque misadventures that inspired Stephen Sondheim's musical Road Show (alternately known as Wise Guys, Gold! and Bounce). more…

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