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
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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 »
Zany comedy about bank heist prophet and girlfriend
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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