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The Girl from Manhattan (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 October 1948 (USA)
Tom Walker,former All-American fullback who gave up football to enter the ministry, returns to his old home town for his first assignment under the church Bishop , an old friend of his ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Howard Estabrook (story), Howard Estabrook (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorothy Lamour ... Carol Maynard
George Montgomery ... Rev. Tom Walker
Charles Laughton ... The Bishop
Ernest Truex ... Homer Purdy
Hugh Herbert ... Aaron Goss
Constance Collier ... Mrs. Brooke
William Frawley ... Mr. Bernouti
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Beeler
Frank Orth ... Oscar Newsome
Howard Freeman ... Sam Griffin
Raymond Largay Raymond Largay ... Wilbur J. Birth
George Chandler ... Monty
Selmer Jackson ... Dr. Moseby
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ... Old woman
Maurice Cass Maurice Cass ... Mr. Merkle
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Tom Walker,former All-American fullback who gave up football to enter the ministry, returns to his old home town for his first assignment under the church Bishop , an old friend of his father. And Carol Maynard , a local girl who has become New York's most famous model, comes home to visit her uncle, Homer Purdy, a boarding-house keeper.She is dismayed to learn that the money she has been sending him to pay off his $3000 mortgage has been going to a bunch of non-paying guests, among them Aaror Goss, a radio contest fanatic, and a broken-down actress, Mrs. Brooke. Tom and Carol resume their romance which was interrupted when he went away to college and she to New York. This upsets the Bishop. Mr. Birch, holds the mortgage on Purdy's boarding house and is going to foreclose, and donate the property to Tom's church for a new building. Tom, clearly, has a conflict-of-interest situation on his hands. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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3 GUYS GO COMPLETLY L'AMOUR...in the gayest, zaniest comedy since "You Can't Take It With You"! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All's Well That Ends Well See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Newhart: The Girl from Manhattan (1983) See more »

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Bring back the sarong
11 February 2007 | by aberlour36See all my reviews

The first reviewer has done a fine job of summarizing the film. What remains to be said, however, is that the film is a stinker. The script is particularly awful. It was designed to appeal to small town folks, apparently, and focuses upon homey matters such as the loss of a boarding house by a wicked businessman. Lamour and Montgomery are so wholesome and giggly you want to wretch. Christians are, as usual, cast as bigoted and gossipy. But how about Charles Laughton as a bishop. (What church? Methodist?) Hugh Herbert is completely wasted. The jokes are extremely lame. And 34-year-old Dorothy as a top high fashion model in New York is, well, ridiculous. George Montgomery should have stuck with Westerns, although he does his very best with his lame lines. A company on e-Bay is selling this film right now, which is how I came to see it. Money totally wasted.


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