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

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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
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Superior Acting by Edward G. Robinson
10 May 2002 | by (Oklahoma, United States) – See all my reviews

The movie, itself, may not be the finest available for viewing entertainment. However, the outstanding acting skills of Edward G. Robinson are fulling exploited and beautifully captured. And, that talent, that genius, makes "Two Seconds" a must see.

Robinson shows the depth of his talents and the emotions he is capable of demonstrating. Ah, that contemporary actors could act so well. Watch the expressions on his face, watch his hands, watch his walk, watch the pain -- this is not melodrama, this is a thespian par excellence showing the world how it is done.

Alas, the movies does not appear to be available for purchase, but this is one outstanding film that should be in any collection of those who are serious about studying drama and acting skills.


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