1932 – Westward Passage

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h13m. Drama / Romance. Directed by Robert Milton. Written by Bradley King, Humphrey Pearson (screenplay) and Margaret Ayer Barnes (“Westward Passage”). Cinematography by Lucian Andriot. Edited by Charles Craft. Music by Max Steiner. Starring Ann Harding, Laurence Olivier, ZaSu Pitts, Irving Pichel, Juliette Compton, Irene Purcell, Emmett King, Florence Roberts, Ethel Griffies, Bonita Granville, Don Alvarado.

Concerns a woman who falls in love and marries, but soon discovers how unpleasant her new husband is. The film marked Olivier’s second major role in the United States. It was not a commercial or critical success, and Olivier did not make another film in America until 1939 when he starred in Wuthering Heights.

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