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Man Alive (1945)

 -  Comedy  -  16 November 1945 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Michael O'Flaherty 'Speed' McBride
Connie McBride
Gordon Tolliver
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Prof. Zorado
Joseph Crehan ...
Dr. James P. Whitney
Jonathan Hale ...
Minna Gombell ...
Aunt Sophie
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Henry Fletcher (as Jason Robards)
Jack Norton ...
Willie the Wino


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Release Date:

16 November 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fantasma Amoroso  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Man Alive in Dead End Film
24 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I knew that something was amiss. Pat O'Brien, in a leading role? No gangsters? Not a police officer. Really!

Here he stars in this pure stinker as a husband who loves his wife but forgets her birthday. The wife, played by Ellen Drew, looked so much like Eve Arden in many scenes.

How coincidental that as he forgot her birthday, her divorced friend from college, enters the movie. Played by Rudy Valee, the guy wants Drew.

O'Brien storms out of the house and to the local bar. There he meets a poor drunkard chap, both get plastered, exchange clothes and papers and go on a drunken ride, ending in death for the other guy and total confusion for the rest of the film.

The film basically becomes slapstick. O'Brien lands on a riverboat and meets Adolph Menjou, who convinces him to act like a ghost.

The two return to the house just as the will is being read. When O'Brien told Drew to continue her life, Valee immediately proposes marriage. O'Brien acts as the ghost to "terrorize" Drew and mayhem and general wackiness ensues.

Rate this *1/2 and be off.

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