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The World Gone Mad (1933)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  15 April 1933 (USA)
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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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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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Copyright lapsed on this film and was not renewed by the holder, so it went into public domain, meaning that anyone can make and sell copies of it. See more »

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18 August 2006 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

An obscure dramatic thriller that captures and loses the viewers interest like a seesaw. Pat O'Brien is a hard-nosed reporter who gets a little too close for comfort to the story of a lifetime, a massive corporate scandal. With a District Attorney already killed for knowing too much, O'Brien rightfully fears the new D.A (Neil Hamilton) also has a bullet with his name on it. Can our reporter hero piece it all together for the hapless law enforcement authorities before it's too late?

While there are many moments of interest in "The World Gone Mad," it seems there are almost as many pointless scenes with no purpose other than to ruin the flow. It's also overly complex at times. Still, even if one doesn't cut this one the slack it deserves for being made in 1933, it's not all that awful. The performances are good, particularly from O'Brien and Hamilton. But a little further editing would have helped. By the way, I nominate this one for the "Title That Bears Little Resemblance To The On screen Product" Award.


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