Studio One in Hollywood: Season 2, Episode 10

Two Sharp Knives (14 Nov. 1949)
"Studio One" Two Sharp Knives (original title)

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A small-town police chief captures a man wanted for murder in Philadelphia. But something stinks about the murder rap, the wanted poster and everything else.

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Ridges ...
Police Chief Scott Anderson
Wynne Gibson ...
Doris Anderson
Theodore Newton
Peggy French
Richard Purdy
Hildy Parks
Robert Emhardt ...
Mr. Carroll - District Attorney
Seth Arnold
William Lee
Tony Pellerin
Paul Porter
Richard Robbins
Roland Wood
Charles Kuhn
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A man steps off the train with his ten-year-old daughter, expecting to find the wife he hasn't seen since the girl was born. Instead, he meets the chief of police, who recognizes his face from a wanted poster. The man is shocked. Supposedly he is wanted in Philadelphia for the murder of a man he's never heard of. But the small-town chief is no fool. Something stinks about the wanted poster, the murder rap and everything else. He'll endure the dirty politics of a dishonest district attorney, a murder made to look like a suicide, and a betrayal by a trusted friend, before he learns the truth. Written by J. Spurlin

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For several seconds, starting at 53.45, the edge of the stage can be seen in the top right corner, a crew member can be seen standing past the edge of the stage, two thick cables are visible laying on the floor, and the camera's shadow, and even a second camera can clearly be seen. See more »

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Despite a few plot holes, an enjoyable entry for the series.
19 October 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Studio One" was an exciting series in which teleplays were performed live to American audiences. And, considering the primitive equipment and sets, the shows came off exceptionally well--and some are considered classics today. While "Two Sharp Knives" isn't exactly a classic, it's a darned good and unpredictable mystery. While it features no big-name stars and the plot has a hole or two, it is pretty exciting stuff and is well worth your time.

The film begins with a man and his young daughter arriving in a small town to ostensibly meet his wife. It seems she ran off a long time ago but according to him, she wants to meet him and reconcile. The problem is that she's not yet in town and there is some sort of warrant out for the man's arrest...for murder. Now you might think you know where the film is going--and you WON'T. It takes many sharp turns and twists and kept me guessing a lot. I really liked this. My only complaint was the way the mother reacted late in the show when she met her daughter after many years. This made little sense, as they acted as if she didn't even know that she had one! You'd THINK she'd know darned well that she had a child or was the childbirth that routine and boring?! Odd--but despite this, a dandy little show.


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