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The World Gone Mad (1933)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 15 April 1933 (USA)
A district attorney and a reporter try to find the killer of a D.A. who uncovered a massive stock fraud.

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A district attorney and a reporter try to find the killer of a D.A. who uncovered a massive stock fraud.

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An absorbing indictment of big business


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This film was first shown on television Sunday 26 November 1939 on New York City's pioneer, and still experimental television station W2XBS. See more »

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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) See more »

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Paltry but clever 30's thriller
22 May 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Most of these 30's thrillers/murder mysteries have been forgotten by now because, let's face it, they haven't got much to offer apart from – occasionally – a good story. This little film has a very decent story, fluently written dialogues and some really adequate acting performances, yet it simple can't be called memorable because of the shabbiness of the production. Pat O'Brien ("Hell's House") stars as an obtrusive reporter investigating the vicious assassination of a befriended District Attorney and unravels almost single-handedly an entire network of corruption, blackmail and political scandals. His performance is very good and he gets to say some very slick lines, yet the movie lacks a lot of action and continuity. There's one sequence near the beginning that I found particularly smart, showing how the assignment for murder is passed on to several involved parties and thus creating a complex structure that sadly never gets properly clarified. There are some more ingenious and dared ideas in the plot, but it all looks too poor for you to care. Feel free to avoid this one.


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