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Manhattan Melodrama Reviews

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March 21, 2013
This MGM prestige production, winner of the Original Story Oscar, features its top stars, Gable, William Powell and Myrna Loy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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July 26, 2010
Well directed by W. S. Van Dyke, superbly photographed by famed Chinese Cinematographer James Wong Howe, Manhattan Melodrama is first-rate cinema, chiefly important because it marks the elevation to stardom of Myrna Loy.
July 26, 2010
A splendid example of 1930s hardboiled melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 20, 2010
Noted as the last movie John Dillinger ever saw.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 26, 2009
Apart from the Clark Gable-William Powell stellar duo and Myrna Loy, who does an excellent job as the principal femme, the Arthur Caesar story is replete with punchy popularly-appealing ingredients.
August 20, 2007
The drama may be clunky and old-fashioned, but once Melodrama gets rolling, it never stops engaging the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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February 9, 2006
This is an archetypal gangster movie of the period, a product of the moral backlash instigated by Hoover and the Hays Office.
November 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2004
Melodrama, yes. But effectively done with a dream cast.
| Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2003
A very adult film with a credibly thorough exploration of those decisions that become "every day" based upon the lifestyle of the decision-maker.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2003
A great combination of tour-de-force acting and quality drama.
August 8, 2006
One finds a mechanical plot which is scarcely worthy of the cast, which includes Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy and Leo Carrillo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 10, 2004
This 1934 feature was the last movie John Dillinger saw before being gunned down outside the Biograph, and he might have had better luck on both counts.
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