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  • Actors: John Hodiak, Lloyd Nolan Lucille Ball
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Archive
  • DVD Release Date: April 26, 2012
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007NU5488
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,730 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Director Jules Dassin (Night and the City) combines the best of film noir, Crime caper and romance in this little gem starring Lucille Ball, John Hodiak and Lloyd Nolan. Ace Connors (Hodiak) is a con man on the run, chased by determined cop Bob Simms (Nolan) who is trying to convince Ace to turn in the bonds he has stolen in exchange for a reduced sentence. When Simms catches up with Connors, the con man talks him into taking a train ride back east that will take them through the Southwest and into New Orleans. Entering into the fray is Ricki Woodner (Ball), who is looking to con the con man out of his bonds, while falling for him and Fly Feletti (Elisha Cook, Jr.), a snarling trigger man hot on Ace's trail. The tension builds to an exciting climax during Mardi Gras.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Phillip on April 30, 2012
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Director Jules Dissan is better known for other films: Rififi, Thieves Highway, Night in the City, The Naked City, and other gems. This 1946 production for MGM is sort of like Hitchcock films of the 50's: witty, smart, and rather opulent...............it is a glamorous movie about two thieves who fall in love.......the plot is clever, and the final scene takes place during Mardi Gras where a very suspenseful 15 minutes unfold. The editing and direction of this scene is magnificent. Being MGM there is no skimping on extras or production value.....this movie is a visual treat.

The cast includes film noir icons Lloyd Nolan ( The House on 92nd Street ) Elisha Cook Jr ( I Wake Up Screaming ), and Lucille Ball ( The Dark Corner )..John Hodiak plays a very dashing leading man. All in all this is a very entertaining movie............I have yet to watch a Jules Dissan film I have not enjoyed. I recommend highly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Ginocchio on August 3, 2012
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In this story of who is double-crossing who, John Hodiak gets a chance to play leading man with a non-comedic Lucille Ball. Instead of focusing too much on the story, the better focus here is on the stars. Hodiak is good as the con man at the center of the story. The romance with Ball as the female con woman keeps the plot interesting as it puts more ambiguity to their motives. Lloyd Nolan is strong as the cop with a heart and gets a pretty nice role in the film. If you are a fan of Hodiak you should see this one. Don't expect "Lucy" here though, there is no trace of her comic self and here she plays the glamourous leading lady. For another good film with Hodiak see "Lady without a Passport". Overall an entertaining film but not a classic.
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I do like it when folks step out of their comfort z- wait, I just did that. Truth is, Lucille Ball, even though her shine rested on her knack for zany comedy, coped just as capably with the dramatics. In 1946's TWO SMART PEOPLE (a.k.a. Time for Two) Lucille Ball submits a more inhibited performance. And maybe it's just not that the screenplay calls for that sort of restraint. Lucy was reportedly not enamoured with this assignment from MGM, her last before her contract with that studio expired. But never mind that. I think she's fine in her role. Now were you to ask me about her co-lead John Hodiak...

My unsupported math: It's 75% romantic road movie, 25% film noir. TWO SMART PEOPLE begs the question: When larceny is in the heart, is there room enough for romance? Hotel Del Vista, Beverly Hills, California is where FLorida oil man - but, really, hustler - Ace Connors (John Hodiak) and oil painting merchant - but, really, swindler - Ricki Woodner (Ball) meet. After crossing each other up in their respective cons you'd think the mutual distaste would've from then on kept them apart.

Ace gets a wire informing him that he's going to prison in five days. He sets out to spend the time left to him living it up by way of a cross-country train ride. He finds himself accompanied by New York police detective Bob Simms (Lloyd Nolan) and by Ricki, both of whom are on high alert for flim-flammed loot - $500,000 in government bonds - that Ace has stashed. The flatfoot reasons that Ace uses poise as a weapon and so means to take advantage should that poise abandon him. Ricki means to apply her femme fatale wiles. Ace means to keep lugging around that Art of Cooking book.
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