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Two in the Dark (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 10 January 1936 (USA)
Ford Adams regains consciousness in Boston, bloody and suffering from amnesia. Information he eventually uncovers (with the help of Marie Smith) connects him to a well-known producer--who's... See full summary »

Director:

Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)

Writers:

Seton I. Miller (screenplay), Gelett Burgess (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Walter Abel ... Ford Adams
Margot Grahame ... Marie Smith
Wallace Ford ... Harry Hillyer
Gail Patrick ... Irene Lassiter
Alan Hale ... Police Inspector Florio
Leslie Fenton ... Stuart Eldredge
Eric Blore ... Edmund Fish
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Olga Konar
Erik Rhodes ... Carlo Gheet
J. Carrol Naish ... Burt Mansfield
Jack Randall ... Duke Reed (as Addison Randall)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phyllis Brooks ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
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Ford Adams regains consciousness in Boston, bloody and suffering from amnesia. Information he eventually uncovers (with the help of Marie Smith) connects him to a well-known producer--who's just been murdered. Written by Shu

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El asesino invisible See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ray Mayer is listed in a production chart for a role in the movie, but he did not appear. See more »

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Referenced in Dad's Army: When Did You Last See Your Money? (1972) See more »

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Typical 'Who Dun It'!!!
12 January 2013 | by xerses13See all my reviews

Amnesiac 'Ford Adams' (Walter Abel) wandering through a Boston Park meets sympathetic 'Marie Smith' (Margot Grahame), believing that he has committed a crime, MURDER. What follows is a typical mystery programmer that any of the Studios of the 1930s would churn out to complete there programming schedule. After the usual twists and turns the likable Couple not only prevail, revealing the real/reel culprits, but find 'true love'.

The film has two (2) redeeming features that makes it a worthwhile watch. It moves in a brisk 72" minutes and has a fine cast of supporting character actors. Who knew how to bring this type of material to a satisfying conclusion. You cannot go very wrong with a cast that includes Wallace Ford, Gail Patrick, Alan Hale, J. Carroll Naish, etc.

The only real reservation is with actor Walter Abel. RKO never had much luck developing leading man material. Usually borrowing quality from other Studios, like Cary Grant or Fredric March. Mr. Abel delivers all dialog with the same flat monotone that you cannot distinguish if he is angry, concerned, passionate or scared. It all sounds the same. RKO should have realized that they had a dependable character actor and not a leading man. That should have been obvious from the previous years THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Never was there a more tepid 'D'Artagan' featured, either on screen or stage! What a contrast from the fine Female actors they developed, like Ann Harding, Katherine Hepburn, Irene Dunne and Ginger Rogers.


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