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Two Men in Manhattan (1959)
"Deux hommes dans Manhattan" (original title)

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A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau (Jean-Pierre Melville) and hard drinking photographer Delmas (Pierre Grasset) on an assignment to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Grasset ...
Pierre Delmas
Christiane Eudes ...
Anne Fèvre-Berthier
Ginger Hall ...
Judith Nelson
Colette Fleury ...
Françoise Bonnot
Monique Hennessy ...
Gloria
Glenda Leigh ...
Virgiia Graham
Jean Darcante ...
Rouvier
Michèle Bailly ...
Bessie Reed (as Michele Bailly)
Paula Dehelly ...
Mme. Fèvre-Berthier
Nancy Delorme
Carole Sands
Gloria Kayser ...
Une fille
Barbara Hall
Monica Ford
Billy Beck ...
Le partenaire de Judith Nelson sur scène
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A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau (Jean-Pierre Melville) and hard drinking photographer Delmas (Pierre Grasset) on an assignment to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women.

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Two Men in Manhattan  »

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Many scenes were filmed in New York City at night, and in one scene can be a seen a theater marquee showing Separate Tables (1958) with Rita Hayworth, David Niven and Burt Lancaster, which was released n 1958. See more »

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A few moments of interest
18 January 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Melville keeps the story going pretty well, but this is a weak film compared to his best efforts. Shot partly on location in New York, and also in a Paris studio, with many of the supporting players having had to learn their parts phonetically (Monique Hennessy is particularly clumsy with her lines), this is a noir that shows its low budget and lack of inspiration in places. The attempt to find the missing diplomat ends in a woman's apartment. We get a five minute speech from the two reporters's boss about how great Fevre-Berthier was, it's a dull scene.

If you are looking for a noir with verve and great music, why not try Ascenseur pour l'echafaud, with REAL actors and Miles Davis's great score.


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