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The Man I Love (1947)

Visiting her two sisters and brother, singer Petey Brown lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's nightclub. While evading the sleazy Toresca's heavy-handed passes at her, she falls ... See full summary »

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Raoul Walsh

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Catherine Turney (screenplay), Jo Pagano (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ida Lupino ... Petey Brown
Robert Alda ... Nicky Toresca
Andrea King ... Sally Otis
Martha Vickers ... Virginia Brown
Bruce Bennett ... San Thomas
Alan Hale ... Riley
Dolores Moran ... Gloria O'Connor
John Ridgely ... Roy Otis
Don McGuire ... Johnny O'Connor
Warren Douglas ... Joe Brown
Craig Stevens ... Bandleader
Tony Romano Tony Romano ... Singer at Bamboo Club
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Storyline

Visiting her two sisters and brother, singer Petey Brown lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's nightclub. While evading the sleazy Toresca's heavy-handed passes at her, she falls in love with down-and-out ex-jazz pianist Sand Thomas, who has never quite recovered from an old divorce. While solving the problems of her sisters, brother and their next-door neighbor, the no-nonsense Petey must wait as Sand decides whether to start a new life with her or sign on with a merchant steamer. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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There should be a law against knowing the things I found out about men! See more »

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Drama | Film-Noir | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 January 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Besuch in Kalifornien See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Saturday 18 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Los Angeles Friday 2 November 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Cincinnati Thursday 8 November 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12), and in Boston Monday 10 December 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »

Quotes

Petey Brown: Hello, Buddy. But you didn't have that black eye the last time I saw you.
Buddy Otis: And you didn't have that color hair the last time I saw you.
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Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Could Be with You
Music by James P. Johnson (as Jimmy Johnson)
Lyrics by Henry Creamer
Performed by Tony Romano
[Song performed at the Bamboo Club]
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It's a mood
2 September 2003 | by Kitty-47See all my reviews

Ida Lupino excelled at playing tough, yet vulnerable, women. One of the best Ida Lupino films, "The Man I Love" is all about atmosphere. It has great music, great images, and great lines all tied to a fast-paced and entertaining, if unlikely, story. This film influenced director Martin Scorsese when he made "New York, New York". Scorsese's film is overlong and overdone, but "The Man I Love" is brisk and sleek. You won't be bored. If you enjoy "The Man I Love", I also recommend the Ida Lupino film "Road House".


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