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Adventure in Manhattan (1936)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 8 October 1936 (USA)
A reporter meets an actress whose producer is a presumed-dead thief, and stakes his reputation on predicting the next crime.

Director:

Edward Ludwig

Writers:

Sidney Buchman (screen play), Harry Sauber (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Arthur ... Claire Peyton
Joel McCrea ... George Melville
Reginald Owen ... Blackton Gregory
Thomas Mitchell ... Phil Bane
Victor Kilian ... Mark Gibbs
John Gallaudet ... McGuire
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Lorimer (as Emmet Vogan)
George Cooper ... Duncan
Herman Bing ... Otto
Robert Warwick ... Phillip
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Storyline

George Melville (Joel McCrea), a criminologist, is hired onto the staff of a newspaper to help apprehend a master burglar whose targets run toward art treasures and priceless gems, on the basis that the thief and the criminologist have similar tastes. He is aided and mocked by Claire Peyton (Jean Arthur), an actress , who is appearing in a play financed by the burglar with impeccable taste. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

A NEW MAN TAKES THE GAL WHO TOOK MR. DEEDS (original half-sheet- all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Leyland Hodgson (Henchman), Beatrice Blinn (Telephone Operator), Lew Hicks (Policeman), Harry Bernard & Robert Dudley (Program Men), Helen Dickson (Dowager), Georgie Cooper, Larry Steers and Charles C. Wilson. See more »

Goofs

After George (Joel McCrea) hears Clair (Jean Arthur) scream, he goes into the room she's been taken to and sees a child's coffin, with Clair lying on the floor. In the next shot Clair is still lying on the floor, but the child's coffin is nearly obscured from view by flowers placed in front of the casket and draped over it. See more »

Quotes

Claire Peyton: [looks around the room] My, how the Ritz has shrunk.
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Connections

Featured in One Rogue Reporter (2014) See more »

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Tender Andante
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Music by Louis Silvers
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Zany comedy about bank heist prophet and girlfriend
2 January 2021 | by adrianovasconcelosSee all my reviews

Let me begin by saying that McCrea and Arthur make one of the best looking, likable, elegant and best acting duos I have ever had the pleasure to watch. ADVENTURE IN MANHATTAN is a zany tale about a newsman (McCrea) who can predict robberies - exactly why he has prediction powers no one can say.

Dialogue is full of repartee and it is rather advanced for a 1936 flick.

Director Edward Ludwig does a great job, cinematography is top drawer and the script does not make a whole load of sense but that is what makes this film so charming,


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

8 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Purple and Fine Linen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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