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Manhattan Tower

The lives of various Empire State Building employees intersect in this tale of criminal stock market fraud and romance.
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DVD-R Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1932
  • Label: Alpha Video

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In a gleaming ultra-modern office eighty-five stories above the streets of Manhattan, crooked investment broker Kenneth Burns has an appetite for the high-life and for any nubile young secretary that has the misfortune of being called in for "private dictation." Pretty office-worker Mary Harper requests that he invest her life savings and make it grow so that she and her boyfriend, Jimmy, can afford to marry. But the naive girl is devastated to learn that the embezzling Mr. Burns is completely out of cash, and has used her money to stall his creditors, who are closing in.

Lovely Mary Brian, known as "the sweetest girl in pictures," is remembered for her roles in The Virginian (1929), The Front Page (1931), Charlie Chan In Paris (1935) and The Amazing Adventure (1936). Later she played the mother of a feisty teenage daughter on the classic 50s TV show Meet Corliss Archer. Irene Rich, often paired with Will Rogers in silent and sound movies, also starred on her own hit radio show, "Dear John," which premiered in 1933 and ran for more than a decade. Director Frank Strayer is known for many independent features including The Vampire Bat, Condemned To Live and The Ghost Walks, as well as at least twelve entries in the long-running "Blondie" series.

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Rating 4.0 Similarly Plotted to "Skyscraper Souls" Movie Lover: from BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND AU -- March, 25, 2014

Mary Brian and James Hall played an engaged
couple, both employed at the prestigious
"Manhattan Tower". Mary has to battle with
her lecherous boss who doesn't let a little
thing like being married stand in his way of
having a good time - something that zippy
Noel Francis provides with gusto. Fortunately
the wife has found lasting romance with a
man who treats her right but do you think
husband will give her a divorce - no way!!
In between that he is also trying to get his
gullible employers to come into a phoney
stock exchange scheme - he wants their
money to cover his own losses!!! Jed Prouty
gives a terrific performance as a put upon
accountant who reaches the end of his tether
when there is a run on the bank.
Last film appearance of James Hall who only
a couple of years before had reached the
zenith of his career as the star of "Hell's Angels"
but through alcohol had now become flabby
and was looking old before his time.


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