Manhattan Melodrama

Manhattan Melodrama
Manhattan Melodrama
  • UR
  • 1h 33m
  • 1934
Fresh86%
Academy Award winner Clark Gable stars with William Powell and Myrna Loy in the story of two orphaned brothers who grow up to lead lives on different sides of the law in a Manhattan Melodrama. Gambler Blackie Gallagher (Gable) and his brother, straight arrow attorney Jim Wade (Powell), although pursuing radically different paths in life, remain close. But when Wade marries Gallagher's former girlfriend, Eleanor (Myrna Loy), their lives eventually lead to opposite sides of a courtroom battle. Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Story.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh86%
Reviews
TIME Magazine
Fresh

Well directed by W. S. Van Dyke, superbly photographed by famed Chinese Cinematographer James Wong...

June 22, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Apart from the Clark Gable-William Powell stellar duo and Myrna Loy, who does an excellent job as...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Mordaunt Hall
Rotten

One finds a mechanical plot which is scarcely worthy of the cast, which includes Clark Gable, Will...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Fresh

This is an archetypal gangster movie of the period, a product of the moral backlash instigated by...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 4, 1934

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