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The Man I Love (1947)

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Visiting her two sisters and brother, singer Petey Brown lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's nightclub. While evading the sleazy Toresca's heavy-handed passes at her, she falls ... See full summary »

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Petey Brown
Robert Alda ...
Nicky Toresca
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Sally Otis
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Virginia 'Ginny' Brown
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San Thomas
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Riley
Dolores Moran ...
Gloria O'Connor
John Ridgely ...
Roy Otis
Don McGuire ...
Johnny O'Connor
Warren Douglas ...
Joe Brown
Craig Stevens ...
Bandleader
Tony Romano ...
Singer at Bamboo Club
William Edmunds ...
Uncle Tony Toresca
Jimmie Dodd ...
Jimmy
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Chorine (as Patricia White)
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Visiting her two sisters and brother, singer Petey Brown lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's nightclub. While evading the sleazy Toresca's heavy-handed passes at her, she falls in love with down-and-out ex-jazz pianist Sand Thomas, who has never quite recovered from an old divorce. While solving the problems of her sisters, brother and their next-door neighbor, the no-nonsense Petey must wait as Sand decides whether to start a new life with her or sign on with a merchant steamer. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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11 January 1947 (USA)  »

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Filmed in mid-1945, but nor released until 1947 See more »

Quotes

San Thomas: I'd make you sing the blues, honey.
Petey Brown: I'll take that chance.
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Featured in Okay for Sound (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Was I Born?
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Ida Lupino (voice dubbed by Peg La Centra) at Nicky Toresca's
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7 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This atmospheric drama is Warners film making at near its best. Part family drama, part nightclub story with many touches of noir thrown in this is a fine example of what could be termed a factory film from Hollywood's golden age. That is meant to be a compliment, by having all the necessary components on salary...actors, directors and technicians the studios were able to turn out fine entertainments like this consistently.

As far as this particular picture goes it contains what might be Ida Lupino's best performance she's saucy, funny but still able to do the heavy lifting dramatics that the role requires at times. Plus she looks sensational, her clothes are amazing she wears them with great style and dig the forties slang they sling around.

Also quite good is Robert Alda as a sleazy nightclub owner and Dolores Moran as an incredibly beautiful but very foolish tramp across the hall. The film's only real weak spot is Bruce Bennett a handsome but bland leading man who is miscast as a man of mystery that Ida finds irresistible, that's the problem he is very easily resistible. If the part had been cast with an actor with a more charismatic presence like Kirk Douglas or Robert Mitchum it would have made the picture even stronger.

This was the inspiration for Scorsese's New York, New York and while the story differs it's easy to see his influences with the atmosphere here. A fine film overall anchored by great work from one of the best and most undervalued of actresses Ida Lupino.


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