Two O'Clock Courage

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Two O'Clock Courage
Two o clock courage Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Anthony Mann
Produced by Benjamin Stoloff
Screenplay by Gordon Kahn
Robert E. Kent
Based on the novel Two O'Clock Courage 
by Gelett Burgess
Starring Tom Conway
Ann Rutherford
Jane Greer
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Jack MacKenzie
Edited by Philip Martin
RKO Pictures
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Release date(s)
  • April 13, 1945 (1945-04-13) (United States)
Running time 68 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Two O'Clock Courage is a 1945 American film noir directed by Anthony Mann and written by Robert E. Kent, based on novel written by Gelett Burgess. The drama features Tom Conway and Ann Rutherford.[1]


An amnesiac, "Step" Allison (Tom Conway), accused of murder searches for the truth with the help of a cabbie, Patty Mitchell (Ann Rutherford).



Critical response[edit]

Film critic Dennis Schwartz gave the film a mixed review: "A so-so B-movie murder mystery directed by the future esteemed filmmaker Anthony Mann.... Two O'Clock Courage is a remake of Benjamin Stoloff's Two in the Dark (1936). In this film Stoloff goes from director to producer. Mann has added a great deal of comedy relief through use of his spirited supporting cast, that was not present in the original. Two O'Clock Courage follows in the vaunted tradition of 1930s whodunits. The film is photographed in a conventional style and lacks the overall grace the great cinematographer John Alton would give Mann's later more sophisticated 1940s film noirs."[2]


  1. ^ Two O'Clock Courage at the American Film Institute Catalog.
  2. ^ Schwartz, Dennis. "Ozus' World Movie Reviews", film review, March 27, 2004. Accessed: August 14, 2013.

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