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Two Against the World (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 11 July 1936 (USA)
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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(as William McGann)

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(screen play by) (as Michel Jacoby)
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Cast

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Sherry Scott
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Alma Ross
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Edith Carstairs
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Malcolm Sims Jr.
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Jim Carstairs
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Martha Carstairs (as Helen McKellar)
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Cora Latimer
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Tippy Mantus
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Dr. Martin Leavenworth
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Bertram C. Reynolds (as Robert Middlemas)
Clay Clement ...
Mr. Banning
Douglas Wood ...
Malcolm Sims
Virginia Brissac ...
Marion Sims
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Miss Symonds
Robert Gordon ...
Herman Mills (as Bobby Gordon)
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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 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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1.37 : 1
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The film is known by 3 different titles - Two Against The World, One Fatal Hour and The Case Of Mrs Pembrook. See more »

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Remake of Five Star Final (1931) See more »

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Here's Looking at You
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Music by M.K. Jerome
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Not bad--just not as good as the original
25 August 2002 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Only five years after making "Five Star Final", Warner Brothers decided to remake it and this is what came of it. A very short, fast paced film that is very entertaining in its own way. Another good performance by Humphrey Bogart and company. The plot is about a radio station that decides to boost their ratings by bringing back to the public, a 20 year old murder and what happened to the lady who committed the crime. It has dire consequences for all those involved. A very good film, but not as good as "Five Star Final", which in 1931 was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.


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