• Crime
    Crime Drama
    Drama
  • Rated: G,PG
  • Director: W. S. Van Dyke, W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor
  • Writer: Frank Dolan, Donald Ogden Stewart, Oliver H.P. Garrett
Synopsis
Starring
More Like
Manhattan Melodrama is a 1934 American pre-Code crime melodrama film, produced by MGM, directed by W. S. Van Dyke, and starring Clark Gable, William Powell, and Myrna Loy. The movie also provided one of the earliest film roles for Mickey Rooney, who played Gable's character as a child. The film is based on a story by Arthur Caesar, who won the Academy Award for Best Story for this film. This was Myrna Loy and William Powell in their first of fourteen screen pairings. Notorious criminal John Dillinger attended a showing of the film at Chicago's Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934. After leaving the theater, he was shot to death by federal agents. Myrna Loy was among those who expressed distaste at the studio's willingness to exploit this event for the financial benefit of the film. Scenes from Manhattan Melodrama, in addition to Dillinger's death, are depicted in the 2009 film Public Enemies..
  • Crime
    Crime Drama
    Drama
  • Rated: G,PG
  • Director: W. S. Van Dyke, W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor
  • Writer: Frank Dolan, Donald Ogden Stewart, Oliver H.P. Garrett

  • Clark Gable
    William Powell
    Myrna Loy
    Leo Carrillo
    Isabel Jewell
    Mickey Rooney
    Nat Pendleton
    Ralph Mccullough
    Larry Mcgrath
    Tom Mcguire
    Alex Melesh
    King Mojave
    Charles R. Moore
    Pat Moriarity
    Lee Phelps

Watch Manhattan Melodrama
  • (1934)

  • Crime
    Crime Drama
    Drama
  • Rated: G,PG
  • Director: W. S. Van Dyke, W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor
  • Writer: Frank Dolan, Donald Ogden Stewart, Oliver H.P. Garrett
Other providers Hide

Synopsis

Manhattan Melodrama is a 1934 American pre-Code crime melodrama film, produced by MGM, directed by W. S. Van Dyke, and starring Clark Gable, William Powell, and Myrna Loy. The movie also provided one of the earliest film roles for Mickey Rooney, who played Gable's character as a child. The film is based on a story by Arthur Caesar, who won the Academy Award for Best Story for this film. This was Myrna Loy and William Powell in their first of fourteen screen pairings. Notorious criminal John Dillinger attended a showing of the film at Chicago's Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934. After leaving the theater, he was shot to death by federal agents. Myrna Loy was among those who expressed distaste at the studio's willingness to exploit this event for the financial benefit of the film. Scenes from Manhattan Melodrama, in addition to Dillinger's death, are depicted in the 2009 film Public Enemies..

Starring
  • Clark Gable
    William Powell
    Myrna Loy
    Leo Carrillo
    Isabel Jewell
    Mickey Rooney
    Nat Pendleton
    Ralph Mccullough
    Larry Mcgrath
    Tom Mcguire
    Alex Melesh
    King Mojave
    Charles R. Moore
    Pat Moriarity
    Lee Phelps