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Two Against the World (1932)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 3 September 1932 (USA)
A woman from high society must testify in a murder trial prosecuted by her suitor.

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Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton
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Mr. David 'Dave' Norton
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Corinne Walton
Allen Vincent ...
Bob Hamilton
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Victor H. 'Vic' Linley
Walter Walker ...
Courtney Hamilton
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Segall, reporter
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George 'Georgie' Walton
Hale Hamilton ...
Mr. Gordon Mitchell
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District Attorney Howard Mills
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Louise Carter ...
Mrs. Polansky (scenes deleted)
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A woman from high society must testify in a murder trial prosecuted by her suitor.

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Louise Carter is listed in studio records as a cast member for the role of "Mrs. Polansky", but Sarah Padden played that role. Leila Bennett is also in studio records as "The Bootlegger", but she did not appear in the movie. See more »

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Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton: It's so boring to be an extremist.
Mr. David 'Dave' Norton: Think so? What are you?
Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton: I? Oh, a pleasure loving child from the gilded generation. I love dancing, tennis, music, travel, and what have you.
Mr. David 'Dave' Norton: It depends on what extreme you like, I suppose, whether or not you find it boring.
Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton: I see, in other words, we're both extremist.
Mr. David 'Dave' Norton: Well, if you like the word.
Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton: May I have the ketchup?
Mr. David 'Dave' Norton: Well, at least we have one thing in common.
Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton: Ketchup?
Mr. David 'Dave' Norton: Let's see, what the doozies do they say now? Oh, yeah. A book of verse beneath the bough. ...
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Far-Fetched But Entertaining
9 December 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Two Against the World (1932)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Rich socialite Adele Hamilton (Constance Bennett) begins dating an honest lawyer (Neil Hamilton) but soon she's mixed up in a murder, which her brother committed. Trying to shield her brother, everything goes as planned until the lawyer becomes the prosecutor on the case. TWO AGAINST THE WORLD is a fairly entertaining courtroom drama that's certainly far-fetched but the performances make it worth sitting through. Obviously, it would be nearly impossible for the lawyer to have to go up against a woman he's been dating and seen with socially but we'll just pretend that doesn't matter. What works the best with this film is that Bennett gives an extremely good and believable performance as the rich woman who is constantly just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I liked how the screenplay made her a very strong woman who believed in doing what it takes to protect those around her and I really enjoyed the final showdown in the courtroom. Again, it's far-fetched but the charm and toughness of Bennett really comes across. Hamilton is also very good in his role as the good-hearted lawyer who finds himself in a tough situation. The supporting players include nice performances from Roscoe Karns, Galvin Gordon and Helen Vinson. Director Archie Mayo could handle this type of film in his sleep so obviously he has no problem keeping it going at a very good pace. At just 70-minutes the film never seems too long and instead it flows at a good pace.


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