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Two Against the World (1932)

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

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Complete credited cast:
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Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton
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Mr. David 'Dave' Norton
Helen Vinson ...
Corinne Walton
Allen Vincent ...
Bob Hamilton
Gavin Gordon ...
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
Oscar Apfel ...
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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3 September 1932 (USA)  »

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The Higher-Ups  »

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There are conflicting writing sources for this movie: The Motion Picture Guide lists the source as the play, "A Dangerous Set", while the AFI Catalogue lists only a story, "The Higher-Ups", by the same authors. The onscreen credit says it was a play, but no title is specified, and no information about the play has been found. See more »

Quotes

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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Bennett Shines
1 February 2015 | by (colorado) – See all my reviews

This film was made right after the successful What Price Hollywood, which was a departure from Bennett's string of confession stories that made her the highest paid actress in the business. In this film, Bennett is even better. The plot is familiar - the only surprise being that Bennett's wastrel brother doesn't get what he deserves - but the plot doesn't matter. This is the story of a girl who meets the man she can happily live with for the rest of her life, though there is a big bump enroute to the happy ending. Bennett is reteamed with Neil Hamilton - her love interest in What Price Hollywood - and he proves that he's the man who can tame this privileged rich girl, who thinks traffic signs and no smoking in the elevator don't apply to her.

In 1932 Bennett was getting bad press for her high-hat ways and big spender habits, so the scriptwriters wrote a scene in Hamilton's law office where she gives $100 to his destitute client with a promise of more to come. Hamilton says approvingly, "That was a very nice thing for you to do", which the audience could hardly fail to approve of as well, thereby softening her image.

Bennett/Dell is confident and flirtatious, a young woman who goes after what she wants, and it's immediately evident that she wants the not rich Hamilton, who is smitten with her at first sight. Bennett is gorgeous, stunning in her furs and hats and gowns. Her acting throughout is spot on, and in the climatic courtroom scene she is impressive. Her moods on the witness stand shift from haughtiness to fear to relief and then to suspense as prosecutor Hamilton stares at her for a nerve wracking minute before speaking.

Bennett had a wider range than she's reputed to have, wider than Shearer and Crawford, neither of whom could do comedy. This film should have been the beginning of a long career with one triumphant film following another. Instead, it was the beginning of the end of her stardom. And why Hamilton didn't become a major star like Bennett's frequent movie partner, Joel McCrea, is another mystery.


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