GenreDrama ProductionRKO Pictures CountryUnited States
Release dateMay 27, 1932 (1932-05-27) (US) Based onthe novel, Westward Passage
by Margaret Ayer Barnes WriterMargaret Ayer Barnes (story), Bradley King (adaptation), Humphrey Pearson (dialogue) CastAnn Harding (Olivia Van Tyne Allen Ottendorf), Laurence Olivier (Nicholas 'Nick' Allen), ZaSu Pitts (Mrs. Truesdale), Irving Pichel (Harry Ottendorf), Juliette Compton (Heniretta, Olivia's Cousin), Emmett King (Mr. Henry P. Ottendorf) Similar moviesManhattan, Young Adult, One Day, Loitering with Intent, Hemingway & Gellhorn, Boyhood
Westward Passage is a 1932 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Robert Milton and starring Ann Harding, Laurence Olivier, ZaSu Pitts and Irving Pichel. A woman 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. The film recorded a loss of $250,000.