Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

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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.



  • Clark Gable in Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
  • Clark Gable in Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
  • Clark Gable and Myrna Loy in Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
  • Clark Gable and Myrna Loy in Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
  • Mickey Rooney and Jimmy Butler in Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
  • James Cagney, Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, William Powell, Robert Armstrong, Ann Dvorak, and Margaret Lindsay in Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

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31 March 2003 | preppy-3
| The original
Two boyhood friends (one played by a very young Mickey Rooney) grow up on opposite sides of the law. Clark Gable becomes a criminal--William Powell becomes governor. Myrna Loy loves both.

This plot is now screamingly familar but, back in 1934, this was original. In fact it won the Best Original Story Oscar for its year. This could have been a real howler but a great cast, tight script and wonderful direction really put it over. Well worth catching--especially for a powerful climatic scene between Powell and Gable. A classic of its type.

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