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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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Complete credited cast:
... Petey Brown
... Nicky Toresca
... Sally Otis
... Virginia Brown
... San Thomas
... Riley
... Gloria O'Connor
... Roy Otis
... Johnny O'Connor
... Joe Brown
... Bandleader
Tony Romano ... Singer at Bamboo Club
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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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Quotes

Nicky Toresca: I think maybe this town could do a lot for you.
Petey Brown: I think maybe I could do a little something for this town. I'm sort of handy to have around.
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Featured in Okay for Sound (1946) See more »

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Silent Night, Holy Night
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
[Played on the radio on Christmas Eve]
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OKAY IDA!
4 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I had never been an big Ida Lupino fan until I recently saw THE MAN I LOVE. The film was fun, frothy and, ultimately, forgettable, but Ida was terrific. As the eldest of four siblings, she holds the clan, as well as the film, together with her tough, wisecracking, heart of gold persona. Even while lip syncing the title song, Ida makes an impression. Check out her reading of the lines, "From which I'll never roam, Who would, would you?" She really nails it.

THE MAN I LOVE is a fun way to pass an evening but Ida Lupino is a revelation.


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