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Manhattan Tower (1932)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 December 1932 (USA)
The lives of a number of the workers and executives in a Manhattan skyscraper are affected by the actions of a philandering and crooked company boss.

Director:

Frank R. Strayer (as Frank Strayer)

Writers:

David Hempstead (story), Norman Houston (adaptation)
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Cast overview:
Mary Brian ... Mary Harper
Irene Rich ... Ann Burns
James Hall ... Jimmy Duncan
Hale Hamilton ... David Witman
Noel Francis ... Marge Lyon
Clay Clement ... Kenneth Burns
Nydia Westman ... Miss Wood
Jed Prouty ... Mr. Hoyt
Billy Dooley ... Crane-Eaton
Wade Boteler ... Mr. Ramsay
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The lives of a number of the workers and executives in a Manhattan skyscraper are affected by the actions of a philandering and crooked company boss.

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Not Rated
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The earliest documented West Coast telecasts of this film took place in San Francisco Wednesday 9 September 1952 on KRON (Channel 4), and in Los Angeles Thursday 23 October 1952 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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Obscure but good
16 February 2009 | by Derutterj-1See all my reviews

Surprisingly entertaining B-movie about intertwined lives during a typical day in a downtown office tower. The cast is attractive, and there's a suitably despicable villain who gets what he deserves. Starts out looking like it's going to be a Grand Hotel knock-off but only one story is covered. Later a hint of the bank run of American Madness is thrown in sketchily. Like other such contemporary lower case pictures with similar styles & themes (such as Hotel Continental from the same year, which really IS a Grand Hotel knock-off), it has no street exteriors --saving money -- and moves satisfyingly fast with second-tier actors showing their stuff. But this one is distinguished by a really unusual scene-changing device making use of the skyscraper's vertical architecture really well. Made by a no-name company with a Gower Gulch list of techs and creative talent behind the camera.

I had no idea this type of production could be so good.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1932 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Remington Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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