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Manpower (1941)

Approved | | Drama | 9 August 1941 (USA)
Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work on a road crew for the power company. In a freak accident Hank is injured and is promoted to foreman of the gang. One night Hank and Johnny meet Fay ... See full summary »

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Johnny Marshall
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Jumbo Wells
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Omaha
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Dolly
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Smiley Quinn
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Eddie Adams
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Sidney Whipple
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Cully
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Sweeney
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Al Hurst
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Storyline

Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work on a road crew for the power company. In a freak accident Hank is injured and is promoted to foreman of the gang. One night Hank and Johnny meet Fay Duval in a clip joint, but tensions start to show in the road crew as rivally between Hank and Johnny increases. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Raft and Robinson are at the brawling point!

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9 August 1941 (USA)  »

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Herzen in Flammen  »

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(Turner library print)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A fistfight developed on the set between stars Edward G. Robinson and George Raft when Raft spun Robinson around too hard for a scene. See more »

Goofs

After Johnny bails Fay out of jail, they are seen walking together down a stairway at the police station. When they arrive at the first landing, as they turn and continue to descend the stairs, the shadow of the microphone boom can be seen on the wall behind them. See more »

Quotes

Hank 'Gimpy' McHenry: [Last Lines] Did anyone yell headache when I was coming down?
Johnny Marshall: Sure.
Hank 'Gimpy' McHenry: I'm glad nobody got hurt.
[Hank dies]
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Referenced in Summer of '42 (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm in No Mood for Music Tonight
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Possibly played instrumentally
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Powerful cast. Powerful action. Powerful story.
25 May 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A very interesting movie directed by Raoul Walsh. Filmed in black and white is a plus especially for the scenes in the rain. Stormy atmosphere sets the mood for this story of competition, lust and love. Edward G. Robinson and George Raft work on a road crew for the power company. When they aren't trying to repair downed lines, they are vying for the attention of Marlene Dietrich. Robinson and Raft put their acting skills to the test. There is a very strong supporting cast that includes: Ward Bond, Frank McHugh and Alan Hale.

Note: During the filming of MANPOWER, Robinson and Raft had to be pulled apart several times scuffling over Dietrich.


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