One Way Ticket (1935)

64, 66 or 71-72 mins | Drama | 25 November 1935

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
31 Oct 35
p. 3.
Film Daily
31 Dec 35
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
31 Oct 35
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
1 Nov 35
p. 13.
New York Times
1 Jan 36
p. 35.
Variety
8 Jan 36
p. 12.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A B. P. Schulberg Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Sd eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel One Way Ticket by Ethel Turner (New York, 1934).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 November 1935
Production Date:
4 September--26 September 1935
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 November 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5939
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64, 66 or 71-72
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
1624
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jerry, the son of a bank depositor who was cheated out of his savings, is sent to prison after he robs the bank of the exact sum his father lost. Captain Bill Bourne lives on the grounds of the prison along with his wife, their daughter Bonnie and an adopted daughter, Ellen. When the Bourne's gardener is paroled, Bonnie arranges for Jerry to take over the work. Bonnie then asks Jerry to sing at an upcoming dance. During the dance, some of the inmates escape, and all die in the ensuing shootout. Desperate to leave home, Bonnie persuades Bill to allow her to attend college. On the day she leaves, Jerry escapes in the trunk of her car. Bonnie discovers him, but does not turn him in. Jerry is hired by the university as a gardener and he and Bonnie fall in love. When Bill visits Bonnie, hoping to learn why his letters have been returned unopened, Bonnie's roommate informs him that the couple has married. After hiding out in the mountains, Bonnie and Jerry move to the city, where she works as a waitress, saving her earnings so they may flee to the South Seas. One day, Jerry risks his life in an experimental parachute jump, in order to earn the high pay. Afterward, as Jerry nears his home with Bonnie at his side, he sees policemen approaching their apartment. Jerry pulls a gun, but Bonnie manages to take it from him and wounds him in the shoulder in order to prevent a gunfight. Bill arrests Jerry, and although both he and Bonnie will serve time, each promises to ... +


Jerry, the son of a bank depositor who was cheated out of his savings, is sent to prison after he robs the bank of the exact sum his father lost. Captain Bill Bourne lives on the grounds of the prison along with his wife, their daughter Bonnie and an adopted daughter, Ellen. When the Bourne's gardener is paroled, Bonnie arranges for Jerry to take over the work. Bonnie then asks Jerry to sing at an upcoming dance. During the dance, some of the inmates escape, and all die in the ensuing shootout. Desperate to leave home, Bonnie persuades Bill to allow her to attend college. On the day she leaves, Jerry escapes in the trunk of her car. Bonnie discovers him, but does not turn him in. Jerry is hired by the university as a gardener and he and Bonnie fall in love. When Bill visits Bonnie, hoping to learn why his letters have been returned unopened, Bonnie's roommate informs him that the couple has married. After hiding out in the mountains, Bonnie and Jerry move to the city, where she works as a waitress, saving her earnings so they may flee to the South Seas. One day, Jerry risks his life in an experimental parachute jump, in order to earn the high pay. Afterward, as Jerry nears his home with Bonnie at his side, he sees policemen approaching their apartment. Jerry pulls a gun, but Bonnie manages to take it from him and wounds him in the shoulder in order to prevent a gunfight. Bill arrests Jerry, and although both he and Bonnie will serve time, each promises to wait for the other. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Prison


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