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Two Against the World (1936)

Approved  |   |  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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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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11 July 1936 (USA)  »

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One Fatal Hour  »

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The play, "Five Star Final," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 30 December 1930 and closed in June 1931 after 175 performances. The opening night cast included Arthur Byron, Berton Churchill and Allen Jenkins. See more »

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Featured in Breakdowns of 1936 (1936) See more »

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Love Clouds
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Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
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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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