Manpower (1941)

Manpower (1941)





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In this blue-collar melodrama, two power-company linemen vie for the affections of a nightclub hostess.
Drama , Romance
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Warner Bros. Pictures


Edward G. Robinson
as Hank 'Gimpy' McHenry
George Raft
as Johnny Marshall
Marlene Dietrich
as Fay Duval
Alan Hale
as Jumbo Wells
Eve Arden
as Dolly
Barton MacLane
as Smiley Quinn
Walter Catlett
as Sidney Whipple
Joyce Compton
as Scarlett
Ward Bond
as Eddie Adams
Egon Brecher
as Pop Duval
Cliff Clark
as Cully
Joseph Crehan
as Sweeney
Ben Welden
as Al Hurst
Carl Harbaugh
as Noisy Nash
Barbara Land
as Marilyn
Ralph Dunn
as Man at Phone
Harry Strang
as Foreman
Nat Carr
as Waiter
John Kelly
as Bouncer
Isabel Withers
as Floor Nurse
James Flavin
as Orderly
Nella Walker
as Floorlady
Harry Holman
as Justice of the Peace
Dorothy Vaughan
as Mrs. Boyle
W. Beal Wong
as Chinese Singer
Jane Randolph
as Hat Check Girl
Eddy Chandler
as Detective
Lee Phelps
as Detective
Robert Strange
as Bondsman
Billy Wayne
as Taxi Driver
Brenda Sue Fowler
as Saleslady
Joyce Bryant
as Miss Brewster
Muriel Barr
as Model
Joe Devlin
as Bartender
Pat McKee
as Bouncer
Georgia Caine
as Head Nurse
Fred Graham
as Lineman
William Newell
as Lineman
Murray Alper
as Lineman
Dick Wessel
as Lineman
Harry Seymour
as Piano Player
Vera Lewis
as Wife
John Harmon
as Benny
Jean Ames
as Thelma
Frank Mayo
as Doorman
William Gould
as Desk Sergeant
Leah Baird
as Matron
Herbert Heywood
as Watchman
Lynne Baggett
as Bit Part
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Critic Reviews for Manpower

All Critics (2)

Working man melodrama with good visual style.

Full Review… | July 17, 2009
Classic Film and Television

Lively, overwrought and conventional.

Full Review… | June 17, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Manpower


Heated dramatics made great by the wonderful Robinson and Marlene Dietrich.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

I'm not sure if I give this movie 4 stars because it's a good movie or if it's because Edward G. Robinson makes the most adorably awkward chump.

Katrinka C.
Katrinka C.

Edward G. Robinson always puts in a 100% effort to every performance. He always lifts up a film. This is a routine story, made considerably better by the terrific cast. Eve Arden scores in an early supporting role, but Marlene Dietrich seems a little out of place. Great pace, good photography. A solid crime drama.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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