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Two Seconds (1932)





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A sombre but worthy drama chronicling the events that led up to the imminent execution of a man who pushed to his limits by an immoral and deceitful wife, resorts to murder.


Vivienne Osborne
as Shirley Day
Guy Kibbee
as Bookie
William Janney
as College Boy
Lew Brice
as Reporter
Fred Howard
as Reporter
Otto Hoffman
as Justice Of The Peace
John Kelly
as Masher
Harry Woods
as Executioner
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Critic Reviews for Two Seconds

All Critics (1)

...a slow-moving drama that is, by and large, unable to disguise its stage-play origins for the bulk of its running time...

February 19, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Two Seconds


An excellent performance by Edward G. Robinson highlights this story of a man who relives some key incidents of his life during the two seconds it takes to execute him for murder. I'm not familiar with Vivienne Osborne, the film's lead, but she did a good job in conveying a trashy dance hall dame who tricks Eddie (named John Allen here) into marrying her, then turns on him when he becomes ill after witnessing the falling death of his best friend. Overly dramatic at times, but still a film I'm glad I discovered (with the help of TCM...thanks!)

Cindy I
Cindy I

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hmm has anyone else seen this film? it's a pretty good melodrama with edward g having a courtroom flashback at his sentencing for murder. catch it if u can. i've sent in the poster...

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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