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Twenty Plus Two (1961)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 13 August 1961 (USA)
A famous movie star's fan club secretary has been brutally murdered. She has in her office old newspaper clippings regarding a missing heiress. Did the secretary know something about the mystery of the heiress? David Janssen investigates.

Director:

Joseph M. Newman

Writers:

Frank Gruber (novel), Frank Gruber
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Cast

Cast overview:
David Janssen ... Tom Alder
Jeanne Crain ... Linda Foster
Dina Merrill ... Nicki Kovacs
Jacques Aubuchon ... Jacques Pleschette
William Demarest ... Desmond Slocum
Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Eleanor Delaney
Brad Dexter ... Leroy Dane
Robert Strauss ... Jimmy Honsinger
Fredd Wayne Fredd Wayne ... Harris Toomey
George N. Neise ... Walter Collinson
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Storyline

Hollywood 1961. Famous movie star Leroy Dane's fan club secretary has been brutally murdered. In her possession are old newspaper clippings regarding a missing heiress. Tom Alder, who specializes in finding missing heirs, investigates. Did the secretary know something about the mystery of the heiress, who was last seen at sixteen at a malt shop near school? When Tom goes to check up on Leroy Dane at a restaurant, Tom sees his ex-fiancée Linda for the first time in many years. Linda's friend Nikki is also at the restaurant. With the help of Tom's friends - a colonel in Washington D.C. who has access to military records and a detective in New York who has people doing research and running down clues - Tom begins to unravel a complicated story that involves Linda, Nikki, Leroy Dane, and his own past. Twenty Plus Two is a 1961 whodunit film that came out of the Allied Artists studio, starring David Janssen, Dina Merrill and Jeanne Crain.

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KEEP THE SECRET! Don't Reveal the Shocking Climax! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Começou em Tóquio See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the flashback to Japan, Tom is wearing the shoulder patch of the U.S. Army's 40th Infantry Division. The colonel at the bar is wearing the patch of the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Division. See more »

Goofs

When Tom calls Chevy Chase, Maryland at three o'clock in the morning, the minute hand on his beside clock isn't moving. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Alder: [door bell sounds] Come on in.
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Referenced in Stonewall Uprising (2010) See more »

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An epic mess
12 July 2018 | by michaelg-784-603194See all my reviews

This is not the worst film I have seen, but it is among the most incoherent. My two stars are for splendid over-the-top cameos by the great William Demarest and the great Agnes Moorehead and a valiant try by Jacques Aubuchon. What are we supposed to make of an allegedly crack investigator who relies entirely on research by others and wildly improbable coincidences? What are we to make of the Jeanne Crain character whose only role is to look lovely, introduce the "hero" to another woman, reunite passionately with said "hero," and then vanish without trace? What above all are we to make of our hero's deep love for the Dina Merrill character when he fails to recognize her when sitting next to her and talking to her on a long plane flight? The story is ludicrous, the lovely Dina Merrill is seriously miscast, most of the male actors are stiffs, the denouement is absurd, and none of this farrago makes any sense at all.


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