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Two Against the World (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 1 January 1936 (USA)
A radio network manager's boss makes him air a Serial based on a murder, tormenting a woman involved.

Directors:

William C. McGann (as William McGann), William C. McGann

Writer:

Michael Jacoby (screen play by) (as Michel Jacoby)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Humphrey Bogart ... Sherry Scott
Beverly Roberts ... Alma Ross
Linda Perry ... Edith Carstairs
Carlyle Moore Jr. ... 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 Clay Clement ... Mr. Banning
Douglas Wood Douglas Wood ... Malcolm Sims
Virginia Brissac ... Marion Sims
Paula Stone ... Miss Symonds
Robert Gordon 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Fatal Hour See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $1000 that Dr Leavenworth suggests offering Miss Carstairs is worth $18,128 in 2018. The $2 for the marriage license is worth $36. See more »

Goofs

When Sherry Scott is discussing hiring Dr. Leavenworth, the positioning of his hands change dramatically between shots. See more »

Connections

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 Michael_ElliottSee 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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