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The Man I Love (1929)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Arlen ... Dum-Dum Brooks
Mary Brian ... Celia Fields
Olga Baclanova ... Sonia Barondoff (as Baclanova)
Harry Green ... Curly Bloom
Jack Oakie ... Lew Layton
Pat O'Malley ... D.J. McCarthy
Leslie Fenton ... Carlo Vesper
Charles Sullivan Charles Sullivan ... Champ Mahoney
Sailor Vincent ... K.O. O'Hearn
Bob Perry Bob Perry ... Gateman (as Robert Perry)
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Taglines:

A GIRL and---A FIGHTING MAN! But It Was She Who Had to Fight. Then in HIS Hour of Triumph She Faces Her Greatest Battle---THE OTHER WOMAN. (Print Ad- Sunday Sun, ((Vancouver, BC)) 6 July 1929)

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre que yo amo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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One of the earliest of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. See more »

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Celia
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Dodgt early talkie.
24 February 2009 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

It's always fascinating to see anything by William Wellman but this film - his first all shot sound effort - is heavy sledding, a surprising fall off in quality after the lively CHINATOWN NIGHTS. Hard to see the director of OX BOW INCIDENT and WINGS here.

The effort is occasionally visible, as with the trackings with boxer Arlen into the ring, the under-cranked run with Brian into the horse car, where they are spending their honey moon. We do get the occasional striking visual: Arlen draped in his robe or the pattern the stair railing casts upwards, as he and "Million Dollar dame" Baclanova enter her apartment.

However these moments only briefly liven a dim plot histrionically played.


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