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Manhattan Cocktail (1928)

Babs and Bob leave their small-town life after graduating from college and go to New York in an effort to make the Broadway big time. Mrs. Renov, the wife of a theatrical producer, develops... See full summary »

Director:

Dorothy Arzner

Writers:

Ethel Doherty, George Marion Jr. (titles) (as George Marion) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nancy Carroll ... Babs Clark
Richard Arlen ... Fred Tilden
Danny O'Shea Danny O'Shea ... Bob Marky
Paul Lukas ... Boris Renov
Lilyan Tashman ... Mrs. Renov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwina Booth
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Babs and Bob leave their small-town life after graduating from college and go to New York in an effort to make the Broadway big time. Mrs. Renov, the wife of a theatrical producer, develops a fondness towards Bob and gets him a part in one of her husband's shows; Renov discovers his wife's infidelity and quickly fires Bob. Renov meets Babs and gives her a part in his show. Fred, Babs's college sweetheart, comes to New York to look for her, and Mrs. Renov turns her attentions to him, feigning interest in one of his plays. Renov hires Fred as his assistant and, suspecting him of philandering, frames him on a forgery charge. Babs goes to Renov to plead for Fred's release, and he attacks her. Bob clubs Renov with an iron bar and, attempting to escape, falls to his death. Unnerved by city life, Babs returns to the small college town where Fred is a professor. Written by Pamela Short

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

24 November 1928 (USA) See more »

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Broadway lokker See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

New DVD collection Unseen Cinema, produced by Anthology Film Archive and released 18 October 2005 by Image Entertainment, contains a 1-minute montage sequence of this otherwise lost film created by montage expert Slavko Vorkapich. See more »

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Referenced in Bullets Over Broadway (1994) See more »

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Dancers in the sky
12 November 2002 | by hofnarrSee all my reviews

Intriguing juxtaposition of imagery - particularly that of feminine forms dancing against backgrounds of Manhattan. It made me wonder whether Cubby Broccoli saw these sequences prior to starting the Bond films :)


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