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Manhattan Melodrama

Boyhood chums remain adult friends although one is a gangster and the other a district attorney.
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DVD-R Details

  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: August 8, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 863
Rating: 4/4 -- A splendid example of 1930s hardboiled melodrama. Full Review
TV Guide
Jul 26, 2010
Well directed by W. S. Van Dyke, superbly photographed by famed Chinese Cinematographer James Wong Howe, Manhattan Melodrama is first-rate cinema, chiefly important because it marks the elevation to stardom of Myrna Loy. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Jul 26, 2010
This is an archetypal gangster movie of the period, a product of the moral backlash instigated by Hoover and the Hays Office. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
The audience suffers quite a long time before. Not recommended. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Jul 22, 2019
Apart from the Clark Gable-William Powell stellar duo and Myrna Loy, who does an excellent job as the principal femme, the Arthur Caesar story is replete with punchy popularly-appealing ingredients. Full Review
Variety
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- Melodrama, yes. But effectively done with a dream cast.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 23, 2004
Rating: 4/5 -- The drama may be clunky and old-fashioned, but once Melodrama gets rolling, it never stops engaging the viewer. Full Review
DVDTalk.com
Aug 20, 2007

Description by OLDIES.com:

The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.
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Studio Vaults
Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 36,332
  • UPC: 888574513634
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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