I love to watch classic movies among other reasons because of what they reveal about the historical context of the times during which they were made. "One Way Passage" is a great example: the movie is filled up with heavy drinking from the very first scene to the very last. Liquor consumption is so widespread that (SPOILER!) even dead people drink.
And here's the great irony: this Warner Bros. production came to the screens while the American prohibition (Volstead Act) was yet in place. Talk about drinking by proxy!