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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

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Fatal Hour See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is known by 3 different titles - Two Against The World, One Fatal Hour and The Case Of Mrs Pembrook. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Featured in Breakdowns of 1936 (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Shine On, Harvest Moon
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Nora Bayes
Played when trying out the new radio
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Not bad--just not as good as the original
25 August 2002 | by SkippyDevereauxSee 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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