I've seen both. Someone within the last year put put 'Outward Bound' on youtube. But it airs on TCM a couple of times a year. I found it very dated,dull and neverending. 'Between Two Worlds' told the story better. Especially the fate of the annoying Mrs. Cliveden-Banks.
In this film she's sent on to her reward with her husband. Her punishment-that all her friends know how horrible she treated her husband with her numerous affairs and how she tricked him into marriage. Meanwhile she would be with her husband who would be none the wiser.
In BTW Mrs Cliveden-Banks finds out her husband always knew about her affairs and how she tricked him but loved her anyway. She's sent away to live alone for eternity because he no longer loves her and choses another eternity for himself.
This film had 3 fewer characters. There's no Mr Cliveden-Banks,no sailor and no prostitute.
Another difference was the Examiner. The one is this film was not as engaging as Sidney Greenstreet was in BTW. You could say this came off like a filmed play and it didn't transfer well.
In fact there is no war connection in this one. The relationship between Mrs Cliveden-Banks and Mr Prior is different too. She's very impressed by him and glad to have his company. But in BTW it's Mr Lingley she's impressed with.
Tom ,who is traveling with Mr Lingley in this film is the disagreeable reporter in BTW that ruined him with newspaper articles about his business.
I hold the original as better is because of the line about Heaven and Hell being the same place.
I don't understand. That line is in both films. Sheldon:"Was the starfish wearing boxer shorts? Because you might have been watching Nickelodeon."