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An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paul Orman
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Ethel Halloway
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Diane
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George
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Charles Smith
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Avery L. 'Larry' Browne
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Luke
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Esther
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Rev. Lazarus
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John Halloway
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Luther
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Harry Wilson
Gail Patrick ...
Ellen
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Edgar
Marion Martin ...
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An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat discover, misfortune can often lead to truth. Written by Richard Blinkal <phelam@netcom.com>

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coat | lawyer | actor | reunion | composer | See more »

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An Experience You'll never forget !

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 September 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stars Over Manhattan  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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| (restored)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

W.C. Fields appeared in a chapter that was cut from the final theatrical version. It has been restored to the video version. Also in the segment are Margaret Dumont and Phil Silvers. See more »

Goofs

At about 00:17:00 minutes, John Halloway (Thomas Mitchell) says: "Three years ago, I got an elk. There he is!" However, the animal head, mounted on the wall, that he points to is a stag, not an elk. See more »

Quotes

George: I know my own tailcoat!
Diane: Well, you didn't last night!
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Soundtracks

Glory Day
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Paul Robeson
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some parts are very good, some parts are great==overall an exceptional flick
11 June 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie is made up of many vignettes featuring many capable stars--all centering on the same second-hand tuxedo as it is passed on from one owner to the next. I won't try to elaborate on all the segments, as one of the previous reviewers did a very thorough job of describing them. However, they are all extremely well-crafted and engaging. I would also agree that stylistically, this film is reminiscent of IF I HAD A MILLION, though the stories in Tales of Manhattan are generally less funny but more polished.

The one portion of the movie that really stood out for me was the one featuring the down-and-out Edward G. Robinson attending his college class reunion (from Harvard, I think). He goes in a tattered old hand-me-down tux hoping to fool his old chums into thinking he's made it in life. You really feel for the guy in his plight--especially when a mean-spirited member of the class seeks to expose the ruse! So give it a try, why don't ya?


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