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Child of Manhattan (1933)

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Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan. The Loveland Dance Hall is one of the tenants of the ... See full summary »

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Panama Kelley (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
Jessie Ralph ...
Aunt Minnie (as Jessie Rolph)
Clara Blandick ...
Aunt Sophie
Luis Alberni ...
Bustamente
Warburton Gamble ...
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Mrs. McGonagle
Garry Owen ...
Buddy (as Gary Owen)
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Spyrene
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Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan. The Loveland Dance Hall is one of the tenants of the Vanderkill estates. To reassure his aunt Sophie, Vanderkill visits Loveland to determine whether it is as disreputable as Sophie suspects. There he meets a dime-a-dance girl, Madeleine MacGonagal, who charms him with her quaint proletarian accent. They begin a secret affair, which turns into a secret marriage when pregnancy ensues. When the baby fails to survive, Madeleine decides that since he had married her only for the baby's sake, she should make haste to Mexico to secure a divorce. There she meets Panama Canal Kelly, a former suitor who now owns a silver mine. Her plans for divorce and quick remarriage are complicated when Vanderkill arrives to confront her. Written by Cameron Majidi <cmaj@prolifics.com>

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The World called her BAD because she dared to LOVE ! See more »

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10 April 1936 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Anjo de New York  »

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The Broadway production of "Child of Manhattan" by Preston Sturges opened at the Fulton Theater on May 1, 1932 and ran for 87 performances. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. McGonegal: [Speaking with a heavy Irish accent] He ain't no gintleman!
Madeleine McGonegal: He is so a gentleman; half the time I couldn't understand a word he was sayin'.
Mrs. McGonegal: Probably a Grake or an Eye-talian or somethin'.
Madeleine McGonegal: He's not a Greek, nor an Italian neither. He's from New York City, but he *is* a gentleman!
Mrs. McGonegal: Then look out! I seen plenty a gintlemen when I was a housemaid on Fifth Avenue afore I married your pa, rist 'is soul, and compared to ordinary men... huh!
Mrs. McGonegal: [after thinking for a moment] Say, niver, niver walk upstairs in...
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Beautiful Love
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Music by Victor Young
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Entertaining Classic 1933 Film
19 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this story of a girl named Madeleine McGonegal, played by Nancy Carroll, who was a girl who worked in a dance hall where the purchase of a ticket allowed you to dance with a girl of your choosing. This dance hall is owned by a very wealthy man named Paul Vanderkill, (John Boles) who once a week visits his establishment to see that things are running according to his rules of conduct. Boles meets up with a dance hall girl named Madeleine McGonegal and is interested in her down to earth personality and her being so outspoken and honest about herself. Madeleine does not realize John Boles is her big boss and that he is very wealthy and gets worried when he starts buying all kinds of expensive gifts. As the story progresses, Madeleine expects a baby and that is when the entire story changes and the drama begins and takes a new change in their marriage. Great acting by Nancy Carroll and John Boles and you will see Betty Grable, (Lucy) giving a great supporting role. Enjoy


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