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Two Against the World (1936)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  11 July 1936 (USA)
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Martha Carstairs was charged with murder twenty years earlier. Now, as her daughter Edith is about to be married to Malcolm Sims Jr., son of a wealthy industrialist, a sensationalistic ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sherry Scott
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Alma Ross
Linda Perry ...
Edith Carstairs
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Malcolm Sims Jr.
Henry O'Neill ...
Jim Carstairs
Helen MacKellar ...
Martha Carstairs (as Helen McKellar)
Claire Dodd ...
Cora Latimer
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Tippy Mantus
Harry Hayden ...
Dr. Martin Leavenworth
Robert Middlemass ...
Bertram C. Reynolds (as Robert Middlemas)
Clay Clement ...
Mr. Banning
Douglas Wood ...
Malcolm Sims
Virginia Brissac ...
Marion Sims
Paula Stone ...
Miss Symonds
Robert Gordon ...
Herman Mills (as Bobby Gordon)
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Storyline

Martha Carstairs was charged with murder twenty years earlier. Now, as her daughter Edith is about to be married to Malcolm Sims Jr., son of a wealthy industrialist, a sensationalistic radio station revives interest in the case, leading to the suicide of Martha and her husband. Opposing the station's policy is Sherry Scott, supported by his secretary Alma Ross, "two against the world." Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Crime | Drama

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11 July 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

One Fatal Hour  »

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Trivia

The Turner library print was titled "One Fatal Hour" and ran only 56 minutes; many of the actors in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in their print. These included Ferdinand Schumann-Heink, Milton Kibbee, Paul Regan, Jack McHugh, Charles E. Evans, Edward Peil Sr., Bill Elliott and Emmett Vogan. Some of these actors may have supplied several offscreen voices in the movie. It is not known if some of these actors appeared in the uncut print. See more »

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Remake of Five Star Final (1931) See more »

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Alone Again
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Music by Harry M. Woods
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Decent Remake
12 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

One Fatal Hour (1936)

** (out of 4)

A woman who committed murder 20 years earlier but kept it a secret from her daughter fears that an upcoming radio broadcast of the event could cause more trouble. The radio manager (Humphrey Bogart) and his bosses refuse to cancel the program, which causes the woman's fears to come true. A remake of Five Star Final starts off very slowly but rebounds in the second half due to some hard hitting questions and some really good acting. Also known as Two Against the World.

You can catch this on Turner Classic Movies ever few years and it's worth watching but be sure to check out the original film first.


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