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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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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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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 »

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Bob Hamilton: I won't let you take the blame, you hear me. I won't!
Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton: But, Bob, why get so excited? I told you a dozen times, that David's going to take care of everything.
Bob Hamilton: But, don't you see, I'm not going to let them hound you like this anymore! I've got to do something!
Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton: Darling, whatever you do, you'll only make matters worse. Can't you realize it! What is it Stevens?
Stevens - Hamiltons' Butler: Mr. Norton has called.
Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton: Well, have him come in. Now, listen Bob, buck up. Don't let him see you this way.
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Constance Bennett A True Star
10 June 2013 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

A fun Pre-Code pot-boiler elevated by Constance Bennett's undeniable charisma. As a free-wheeling society girl who discovers there's more to life than partying, Bennett positively dominates each and every scene of the film. A great star vehicle for a woman who deserves to be remembered with the great actresses of her era.

Although he wasn't particularly convincing as an amoral playboy in Norma Shearer's "Strangers May Kiss," Neil Hamilton also nails the role of sympathetic romantic lead in this film. I attribute this to better chemistry with Bennett and the fact it's easier to buy "Commissioner Gordon" as a straight-arrow attorney than a cad. Throw in Bennett's stunning wardrobe and a quick-paced plot and you have a good find for lovers of Pre-Code Hollywood.


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