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Manhattan Melodrama [1934 film]

by W. S. Van Dyke (Director)

Other authors: Clark Gable (Actor), Myrna Loy (Actor), William Powell (Actor), Shirley Ross (Actor)

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Story about boyhood pals who end up on opposite sides of the law, and who fall for the same woman. In film history, this motion picture is known for three reasons: 1. It's the film John Dillinger saw with his Lady in Red before an FBI ambush. 2. It's the only pairing of Gable and Powell. 3. It's the first teaming of partners Powell and Loy.… (more)
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Orphans Edward "Blackie" Gallagher and Jim Wade are lifelong friends who take different paths in life. Blackie thrives on gambling and grows up to be a hard-nosed racketeer. Bookworm Wade becomes a D.A. vying for the Governorship. When Blackie's girlfriend Eleanor leaves him and marries the more down to earth Wade, Blackie harbors no resentment. In fact, their friendship is so strong that Blackie murders an attorney threatening to derail Wade's bid to become Governor. The morally straight Wade's last job as D.A. is to convict his friend of the murder, and send him to the electric chair. After he becomes Governor, Wade has the authority to commute Blackie's death sentence-- a decision that pits his high moral ethics against a lifelong friendship. Written by Gary Jackson (IMDb) ( )
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Van Dyke, W. S.Directorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gable, ClarkActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Loy, MyrnaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Powell, WilliamActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ross, ShirleyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Story about boyhood pals who end up on opposite sides of the law, and who fall for the same woman. In film history, this motion picture is known for three reasons: 1. It's the film John Dillinger saw with his Lady in Red before an FBI ambush. 2. It's the only pairing of Gable and Powell. 3. It's the first teaming of partners Powell and Loy.

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