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DEAR MR. GABLE BLOGATHON: Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jun 14, 2019

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting her second annual Dear Mr. Gable blogathon, a salute to the King of Hollywood, Clark Gable. Click HERE to enjoy the tributes and critiques. When MGM and other Hollywood studios of the 20th century are referred to as "the dream factory", t read more

Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 25, 2018

The stars are out for Manhattan Melodrama, at least three of the biggest from the 1930s, in Clark Gable, William Powell, and Myrna Loy. Except the latter two had yet to start their star-making run with director W.S. Van Dyke in The Thin Man until later in the year. This picture would prove to be a read more

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Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 29, 2013

First off, a happy birthday to William Powell, star of today’s film!  I had no idea it was his birthday when I planned the July Five, but if anyone asks I totally planned it! The first movie in our week devoted to Powell and his stalwart companion Myrna Loy has quite the history associated wit read more

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Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 4, 2013

Manhattan Melodrama Directed by W. S. Van Dyke 1934/USA Cosmopolitan Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) First Viewing     Blackie and Jim were childhood buddies. Both were rescued from a tragic steamship fire and then raised together by a man who was trampled to death at a political read more

Manhattan Melodrama

MacGuffin Movies Posted by RBuccicone on Dec 3, 2010

Manhattan Melodrama (1934)      Somewhat surprisingly, William Powell and Myrna Loy‘s performances together were not always in the comedic genre that suited them so well. Both were quite competent dramatic actors and Manhattan Melodrama is a great example of that. It also happened to be their read more

Manhattan Melodrama(1934)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Jul 29, 2010

Manhattan Melodrama(1934). Director: W. S. Van Dyke. Cast: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo, Nat Pendleton, and Isabel Jewell. The movie also provided one of the earliest film roles for Mickey Rooney, who played the Gable character as a child. This is the first of 14 pairings o read more