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Manhattan Melodrama (1934) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by George Cukor and W.S. Van Dyke and produced by David O. Selznick.

Academy Awards 1934 --- Ceremony Number 7 (source: AMPAS)

Best WritingArthur CaesarWon

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Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 25, 2018 From 4 Star Films

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 b... Read full article

Manhattan Melodrama (1934) (2)

on Jul 29, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

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 full article

Manhattan Melodrama (1934) (1)

By Beatrice on Apr 4, 2013 From Flickers in Time

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 rally. Bl... Read full article

Manhattan Melodrama

By RBuccicone on Dec 3, 2010 From MacGuffin Movies

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 full article

Manhattan Melodrama(1934)

By Dawn on Jul 29, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

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 of ... Read full article

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Edward J. 'Blackie' Gallagher: Die the way you lived, all of a sudden, that's the way to go. Don't drag it out.

Spud 'Spuddie': But, Boss, I tink...
Edward J. 'Blackie' Gallagher: With what?

Edward J. 'Blackie' Gallagher: Well I'm not dressed for company!

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After John Dillinger was killed, William Randolph Hearst had the statement "A Cosmopolitan Production" removed from the credits of all prints. The print in the Turner library does not contain that credit.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onSeptember 9, 1940 with William Powell and Myrna Loy reprising their film roles.
The movie and scenes form this movie is featured in the production of Public Enemies by director Michael Mann.
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Best Writing Oscar 1934

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Also directed by W.S. Van Dyke

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