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Young Man of Manhattan (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 17 May 1930 (USA)
Two flappers (Claudette Colbert and Ginger Rogers) try to get their newspaper reporter boyfriends to pay attention to them.

Director:

Monta Bell

Writers:

Katharine Brush (novel), Robert Presnell Sr. (adaptation) (as Robert Presnell)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Ann Vaughn
Norman Foster ... Toby McLean
Ginger Rogers ... Puff Randolph
Charles Ruggles ... Shorty Ross
Leslie Austin ... Dwight Knowles
Lorraine Aalbu Lorraine Aalbu ... One of the Sherman Sisters (as Four Aalbu Sisters)
Aileene Aalbu Aileene Aalbu ... One of the Sherman Sisters (as Four Aalbu Sisters)
Fern Aalbu Fern Aalbu ... One of the Sherman Sisters (as Four Aalbu Sisters)
Harriet Aalbu Harriet Aalbu ... One of the Sherman Sisters (as Four Aalbu Sisters)
H. Dudley Hawley H. Dudley Hawley ... Doctor
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Storyline

Toby McLean, a reckless sports writer on a New York City newspaper, covers the Gene Tunney-Jack Dempsey heavyweight-championship fight in Philadelphia. There he meets Ann Vaughn, a feature writer for another newspaper, and they get married after a whirlwind romance. The romance begins to wane nearly as fast as it blossomed but, directly and indirectly, is salvaged by Toby's writer pal, "Shorty" Ross, and a ditsy socialite, "Puff" Randolph. Artchive footage provides shots of the Tunney-Dempsey fight, and other sports events of the era. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Two full-blooded young people, to whom life, love and pleasure came too easy, crash into the fast-shattering reality of their gilded lives---MARRIAGE---and lick it! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inconstância See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

One 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 Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and may have never been televised. See more »

Quotes

Puff Randolph: Cigarette me, big boy.
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Soundtracks

Anchors Aweigh
(uncredited)
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
Heard in the background of one scene
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Forgettable film
13 March 2017 | by touser2004See all my reviews

Big fan of Colbert and enjoy watching her films.This is easily the most forgettable of all the films I have watched.Plenty of her thirties films lack a decent plot or are uneven but usually there are a couple of scenes that are funny or well acted and show off her acting ability - this film had nothing of note.It isn't funny or dramatic and the plot is very unexciting.


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