• Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Manhattan Melodrama

Release Date: 1934

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Jim Wade and Blackie Gallagher are two boys orphaned by the sinking of a ship. Upon the death of their guardian, also a survivor of the sinking, the boys go their separate ways. Jim (William Powell) grows up to have a prominent political career, while Blackie (Clark Gable) becomes a casino owner and killer. Despite Blackie's lifestyle, the two men remain bonded through thick and thin. But when Jim runs for governor, his association with Blackie threatens his chances.

Cast: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo, Isabel Jewell, Mickey Rooney, Nat Pendleton

Director: W. S. Van Dyke II

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Engaging, Rise, 1930s, Love interest, Sacrifice, Growing up, New York City, Melodramatic, Touching, Friendship, Love, Gripping

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