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Two Against the World (1932)

Not Rated | | Drama | 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
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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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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Corinne Walton: Bob!
Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton: Now, where's he going?
Corinne Walton: He's going over to have it out with Vic.
Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton: What's his number?
Corinne Walton: University 4-1-6-1.
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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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