When Dan Hardesty (William Powell) meets Joan Ames (Kay Francis) in a Hong Kong bar, he doesn't let on that he's an escaped murderer, nor she that she's suffering from a fatal illness. After Dan is caught by Sergeant Steve Burke (Warren Hymer), the two head back to America via ocean liner, and spot Joan also aboard. Dan talks Steve into letting him out of the cuffs, and for the duration of the trip, he and Joan indulge in a romance both know can never last.
Director: Tay Garnett
Producer: Hal Wallis
Cast: William Powell, Kay Francis, Frank McHugh, Aline MacMahon, Warren Hymer, Frederick Burton, Douglas Gerrard, Herbert Mundin, Wilson Mizner, Mike Donlin, Roscoe Karns, Dewey Robinson, William Halligan, Stanley Fields, Willie Fung, Heinie Conklin, Allan Lane, Ruth Hall and Harry Seymour