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Manhattan Melodrama Reviews

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TIME Magazine
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
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.
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Time Out
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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.