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Two Seconds (1932)

 -  Drama | Film-Noir  -  28 May 1932 (USA)
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A condemned murderer, in the process of being executed, relives the events that led to his being sentenced to die in the electric chair.

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Complete credited cast:
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Vivienne Osborne ...
Guy Kibbee ...
Preston Foster ...
J. Carrol Naish ...
Tony (as J. Carroll Naish)
Frederick Burton ...
Judge
Harry Beresford ...
Doctor
Dorothea Wolbert ...
Lizzie, Cleaning Lady
Berton Churchill ...
The Warden
William Janney ...
College Boy at Execution
Edward McWade ...
The Prison Doctor
Gladys Lloyd ...
Woman
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Storyline

Allen claims he his being executed for the wrong murder. Flashbacks show him working with Clark as a riveter. When he makes a killing on the horses he meets Shirley and gets married. When Clark tells him Shirley is unfaithful they fight and Clark falls to his death. Later he finds that Clark was telling the truth. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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In two seconds he became the slave of the woman he hated! Two blinding, flashing seconds that stripped him of honor and branded his soul!

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28 May 1932 (USA)  »

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Dois Segundos  »

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The premise behind this film was previously used in The Last Moment (1928). See more »

Quotes

John Allen: [Referring to Bud's racetrack winnings] Say, you ain't gonna blow him the whole 38?
Bud Clark: Well, I sure am! You don't spend easy money fast, no more will ever come to you.
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Whistle and Blow Your Blues Away
(uncredited)
Music by Carmen Lombardo
Played when Shirley dances with another guy
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Great movie.
19 April 2002 | by (Luleå, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining, well-paced, involving flick. It has a power, drama and poignance quite special for its era; indeed, it often feels more like a modern-day movie than one from the thirties. It's rarely shown, so see it if you get the chance.


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