Two Against the World1936
Two Against the World, also known as One Fatal Hour, is a 1936 drama film directed by William C. McGann and starring Humphrey Bogart, Beverly Roberts, and Linda Perry. The film is based on the play Five Star Final by Louis Weitzenkorn and is a remake of the film Five Star Final starring Edward G. Robinson, although the setting has been moved from a newspaper office to a radio station which revives the memory of a twenty-year-old murder case, with tragic consequences.
The unscrupulous owner of a radio station, sacrificing quality for more profitable sensationalism, broadcasts a serial based on a twenty-year-old murder case. Martha Carstairs (Helen MacKellar), the woman charged with the crime, was exonerated by a jury and afterwards was happily married, but she has never spoken of the case to her daughter Edith (Linda Perry), who is engaged to marry Billy Sims (Carlyle Moore, Jr.), son of a wealthy manufacturer.
The unnecessary revival of the sordid case causes Martha's identity to be discovered and made public, jeopardizing Edith's wedding. Unable to hear the results of the revelation, Martha and her husband commit suicide.
The policy that leads to this tragedy is opposed by the station manager, Sherry Scott (Humphrey Bogart), who is encouraged in his stand by his secretary, Alma Ross (Beverly Roberts). They are then "two against the world" until Edith accuses the broadcast executives of "murdering" her parents, and the radio commission, with Scott's help, steps in to clean up the station's programming.
|Regie:||William C. McGann|
|Howard C. Hickman|
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