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The Man I Love (1946)

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 »

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

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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Taglines:

Some of the songs she sings! - "The Man I Love", "Just My Bill", "Why Was I Born", "Body And Soul". (One-sheet poster. See more »

Genres:

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 »

Company Credits

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

While Ida Lupino is talking to Bruce Bennett, desperately trying to keep him from leaving her, the background instrumental music is "Can't We Be Friends?". See more »

Goofs

After Petey's debut at Nicky Toresca's nightclub, the newspaper caption announcing that misspells his name as "Toresco's". See more »

Quotes

San Thomas: I'd make you sing the blues, honey.
Petey Brown: I'll take that chance.
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Connections

Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night, Holy Night
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
[Played on the radio on Christmas Eve]
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One of the Unknown Greats
19 September 2003 | by SumBuddy-3See all my reviews

This is a relatively unknown Warner Bros. movie, that really shows off the skills of Ido Lupino, even in 1947, a tough independent spirited woman. Bruce Bennett, plays his best role outside of early Tarzan style films, and the entire mood of the film would stand up even today. In a lot of ways, not the Hollywood merry go around that film after film became in the late 1940s. I highly recommend it to movie fans, and to music fans, the soundtrack, and nightclub scenes are great.


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