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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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Complete credited cast:
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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 ...
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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Some of the songs she sings! - "The Man I Love", "Just My Bill", "Why Was I Born", "Body And Soul". (One-sheet poster. See more »


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11 January 1947 (USA)  »

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Besuch in Kalifornien  »

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

Quotes

Nicky Toresca: I think maybe this town could do a lot for you.
Petey Brown: I think maybe I could do a little something for this town. I'm sort of handy to have around.
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Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)
Music by George Gershwin
Played by San on the piano when Petey calls the Bamboo Club
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It's a mood
2 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ida Lupino excelled at playing tough, yet vulnerable, women. One of the best Ida Lupino films, "The Man I Love" is all about atmosphere. It has great music, great images, and great lines all tied to a fast-paced and entertaining, if unlikely, story. This film influenced director Martin Scorsese when he made "New York, New York". Scorsese's film is overlong and overdone, but "The Man I Love" is brisk and sleek. You won't be bored. If you enjoy "The Man I Love", I also recommend the Ida Lupino film "Road House".


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