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Writer:
Jean-Pierre Melville (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
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Release Date:
16 October 1959 (France) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Intriguing mood piece See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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
Deya Kent
Carl Studer ... Le sergent de police au snack
Hyman Yanovitz ... Le gardien du Mercury Theatre
Ro. Tetelman ... Le 'bar tendor' (as Ad. Tetelman)
Art Simmons ... Le pianiste de Virginia Graham
Jerry Mengo ... Leslie McKimmie
Jean Lara ... Aubert
Jean-Pierre Melville ... Moreau
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Kearns ... L'homme de la sécurité à la Ridgewood Tavern (as William Kearne)
Yvette Amirante ... La copine d'Anne (uncredited)
Jannick Arvel ... Fille (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Darras ... L'ivrogne au snack (uncredited)
Bernard Hulin ... Le trompettiste à la Pike Slip Inn (uncredited)
Yannick Philouze ... Une secrétaire (uncredited)
Martial Solal ... Le pianiste à la Pike Slip Inn (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Pierre Melville 
 
Writing credits
Jean-Pierre Melville (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Florence Melville .... producer
Alain Térouanne .... producer (as Alain Terouanne)
 
Original Music by
Christian Chevallier 
Martial Solal 
 
Cinematography by
Nicolas Hayer 
 
Film Editing by
Monique Bonnot 
 
Production Design by
Daniel Guéret 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yannick Andréi .... assistant director (as Yannick Andreï)
Charles L. Bitsch .... assistant director (as Charles Bitsch)
 
Art Department
Raymond Aupée .... construction coordinator
George Balland .... property master
Roger Bar .... set dresser
Martine Sachot .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Jacques Carrère .... sound mixer
Jacques Gallois .... sound
Corvaisier Loiseau .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy André .... still photographer
Claude Beaugé .... camera operator
Charles L. Bitsch .... camera operator (as Charles Bitsch)
Jacques Lang .... camera operator
Michael Shrayer .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Françoise Bonnot .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Paul Bonneau .... conductor
Bernard Hulin .... musician: trumpet
Gaby Jarret .... music recordist
Albert Raisner .... musician: harmonica
 
Other crew
Ghislaine Du Sire .... script girl
Florence Melville .... presenter
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Deux hommes dans Manhattan" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
84 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The first credited acting part for director Jean-Pierre Melville.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Separate Tables (1958)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing mood piece, 7 March 2009
Author: jimisalo

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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