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November 23, 2020

Kay Francis and William Powell Publicity Photos For ‘One Way Passage’ (1932)

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. The screenplay by Robert Lord won the Academy Award for Best Story.

This was the sixth time that Powell and Francis played together, and it was their biggest moneymaker. Francis’ gowns were created by Orry-Kelly, who had just joined Warner Bros. in 1932. He went on to win three Academy Awards for costume design.

According to Warners records, the film earned $791,000 in the US and Canada and $317,000 elsewhere. This success led the studio to remake the film in 1940.

These beautiful photos captured portraits of Kay Francis and William Powell together during their filming of One Way Passage in 1932.


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