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Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

93 min - Crime, Drama, Romance - 4 May 1934
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Jim Wade and Blackie Gallagher are two boys orphaned by the sinking of a ship. Upon the death of their guardian, also a survivor of the sinking, the boys go their separate ways. Jim (William Powell) grows up to have a prominent political career, while Blackie (Clark Gable) becomes a casino owner and killer. Despite Blackie's lifestyle, the two men remain bonded through thick and thin. But when Jim runs for governor, his association with Blackie threatens his chances.

Director:  W.S. Van Dyke
Stars:  Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo, Nat Pendleton, George Sidney, Isabel Jewell, Muriel Evans, Thomas E. Jackson, Isabelle Keith, Frank Conroy, Noel Madison, Jimmy Butler, Mickey Rooney, Shirley Ross, Wade Boteler, George Irving, Leonid Kinskey, Sam McDaniel

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Jim Wade and Blackie Gallagher are two boys orphaned by the sinking of a ship. Upon the death of their guardian, also a survivor of the sinking, the boys go their separate ways. Jim (William Powell) grows up to have a prominent political career, while Blackie (Clark Gable) becomes a casino owner and killer. Despite Blackie's lifestyle, the two men remain bonded through thick and thin. But when Jim runs for governor, his association with Blackie threatens his chances.


Collections: W.S. Van Dyke, 1930s, Pre-Code

Tagline: He knew about her past, but he didn't care.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance

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Language:  English
Release Date:  4 May 1934

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Runtime:  1 h 33 min

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Manhattan Melodrama