Two Are Guilty


2h 11m 1964

Brief Synopsis

A boy is kidnapped and murdered on the French riviera. The police, who had watched the delivery of the ransom to TWO men gives chase once they determine that the boy is dead. The police never loses sight of the TWO men who flee on a speedboat and run into an old lighthouse after landing. However, when the police surrounds the lighthouse, THREE men come out, each one claiming that he was there on a stroll and the following investigation can not determine who is lying. The three men are put on trial, but the jury finds them innocent, because they can not determine which two are guilty. Summary justice is made by a mob when the three men leave the court after their aquittal.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le glaive et la balance, Uno dei tre
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 28 Feb 1964
Production Company
S. N. E. Gaumont; Trianon Productions; Ultra Film
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

A child is kidnaped and murdered on the French Riviera, and the police pursue two men fleeing the scene of the crime. A policeman is killed by the two during the pursuit, but when the police move in on a lighthouse where the suspects are hiding, three men dressed alike emerge, each claiming to be innocent and accusing the other two of the crime. The police break down all three alibis, and investigations of their pasts prove all three to be unsavory characters. Johnny, an American, is an aspiring artist who had almost contributed his girl friend to a fraternity house orgy back home. François is a gigolo who is cruel to the women who keep him. Jean-Philippe is a real estate agent not above offering his young sister as bait for business. Brought to trial, all three are acquitted, but they are killed by an angry crowd of demonstrators who set fire to the prison van transporting the defendants. It is never learned which of the three was the innocent man.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le glaive et la balance, Uno dei tre
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 28 Feb 1964
Production Company
S. N. E. Gaumont; Trianon Productions; Ultra Film
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Copyright length: 117 min. Location scenes filmed on the French Riviera. Paris opening: February 1963 as Le glaive et la balance; running time: 120 or 135 min; released in Italy in 1962 as Uno dei tre. Original length: 140 min.