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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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Intriguing mood piece
7 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

The main character in this film is Manhattan, as imagined and idolized by Melville. This impression is strengthened by the mostly unknown cast and the director himself playing the male lead. The rudimentary plot is mostly an excuse for Melville to feast on his favorite scenes and images: shiny cars driving through nocturnal city streets, neon signs and all-night bars, sultry women and smoky jazz music. The emotional tension of the film comes from the familiar Melville treatment of men's code of honor and loyalty tested by their weakness, here mostly the temptation of women, money and whiskey. Recommended for fans of Melville and stylish noir films.


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