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Two O'Clock Courage (1945)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 15 February 1946 (Mexico)
After nearly running over him with her cab, Patty Mitchell picks up a fare who claims to have amnesia. As he fumbles to remember the basic facts of his identity, Patty becomes interested in... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Mann

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (screen play by), Gordon Kahn (additional dialogue by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Conway ... Ted 'Step' Allison
Ann Rutherford ... Patty Mitchell
Richard Lane ... Al Haley
Lester Matthews ... Mark Evans
Roland Drew ... Steve Maitland
Emory Parnell ... Insp. Bill Brenner
Jane Greer ... Helen Carter (as Bettejane Greer)
Jean Brooks ... Barbara Borden
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After nearly running over him with her cab, Patty Mitchell picks up a fare who claims to have amnesia. As he fumbles to remember the basic facts of his identity, Patty becomes interested in the stranger and decides to help him in his search. But as the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, and Patty's interest becomes more personal, the stranger finds that he is the prime suspect in a murder case. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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Trivia

First credited film appearance by Jane Greer. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when the police attempt to enter room 212, three bullets are shot through the door from inside the room. After the police gain access and the door swings open, the holes are absent. when it then swings back to reveal Barbara Borden, the holes once again appear. See more »

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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Contrived but fun b picture noir
20 May 2009 | by dgabbardSee all my reviews

A rather rushed whodunit, with the plot weaving all over the place littering the screen with suspects, motives and distractions. At the end we have an anti-climax solution followed by the real killer being revealed. Bewildering? Thankfully Mann's direction is solid and the main leads Tom Conway and Ann Rutherford do a good job putting over the somewhat unlikely plot.

The Noir Festival programmer at the American Cinematheque in his comments before the screening (where I saw this gem) quipped like many RKO b pictures this one has story contrivances that cut costs like most of the characters staying in the same hotel. But it gets a bit much when Conway's character gives the police the slip to search a room elsewhere in the hotel which results in a fight that the cops can hear through the ceiling. Talk about plot contrivance!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1946 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos en la oscuridad See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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