I'm teaching a class on death, dying, and funerals this fall. One of the things I want to discuss is death as a character in fiction. I know I saw a b/w movie about passengers on a ship who discover, mid-voyage, that nearly everyone has gone missing. It turns out the ones that are left have died and each has an interview with death to determine the final dispositions of their souls. What was this movie?
Herbert Marshall fan
Oct 8, 2011 - 10:57PM
Re: need a movie title
I believe the film you're thinking about is "Between Two Worlds" (1944) with John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, & Edmund Gwenn. Here is the link for the film at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com):
Sydney Greenstreet's character is the "Examiner" (not death). "Between Two Worlds" finally came out on DVD in 2010: check TCM & Warner Archives.
You might also want to check out "Death Takes a Holiday" (1934) with Fredric March & Evelyn Venable. Here is the link on IMDB.com: