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The Man I Love (1947)

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

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San Thomas: I'd make you sing the blues, honey.
Petey Brown: I'll take that chance.
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Why Was I Born?
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Ida Lupino (voice dubbed by Peg La Centra)
[Petey sings the song at at Nicky Toresca's]
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One of the Unknown Greats
19 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a relatively unknown Warner Bros. movie, that really shows off the skills of Ido Lupino, even in 1947, a tough independent spirited woman. Bruce Bennett, plays his best role outside of early Tarzan style films, and the entire mood of the film would stand up even today. In a lot of ways, not the Hollywood merry go around that film after film became in the late 1940s. I highly recommend it to movie fans, and to music fans, the soundtrack, and nightclub scenes are great.


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