Manhattan Tower (1932)

62 or 67 mins | Drama | 1 December 1932

Director:

Frank R. Strayer

Writer:

David Hempstead

Cinematographer:

Ira Morgan

Editor:

Harry Reynolds

Production Company:

Remington Pictures
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HISTORY

According to a contemporary review in Var , A. E. Lefcourt, the president of Remington, contributed $50,000 to the making of this film before he died. This was his only film as president of the ... More Less

According to a contemporary review in Var , A. E. Lefcourt, the president of Remington, contributed $50,000 to the making of this film before he died. This was his only film as president of the firm. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Sep 32
p. 2.
Film Daily
2 Nov 32
p. 8.
Harrison's Reports
24 Dec 32
p. 207.
Hollywood Reporter
19 Sep 32
p. 2.
Motion Picture Herald
19 Nov 32
p. 31.
Variety
20 Dec 32
p. 16.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 December 1932
Production Date:
13 September--19 September 1932
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62 or 67
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Kenneth Burns is an investor who gambles his firm's money on the stock market. His secretary, Mary Harper, who is in love with the building's electrician, Jimmy Duncan, gives Burns their savings to invest, which he uses to cover his loss with his broker. When Mary argues with Jimmy, she asks Burns for the money back so she can give Jimmy his share, but Burns refuses. Burns' wife Ann, is seeking a divorce because she is tired of her husband's continuing infidelity and is herself in love with attorney David Witman. Burns will only agree to the divorce if Ann provides him with a large settlement, After a final confrontation with Ann's husband, David saves large deposits from being withdrawn from a bank in the same building, but his secretary misconstrues a private conversation and spreads a rumor of a run on the bank. Jimmy confronts Burns in his office and fights with him. The fight ends when Burns accidentally falls from a window to his death. Mary and Jimmy reconcile, and renew their plan to save money ... +


Kenneth Burns is an investor who gambles his firm's money on the stock market. His secretary, Mary Harper, who is in love with the building's electrician, Jimmy Duncan, gives Burns their savings to invest, which he uses to cover his loss with his broker. When Mary argues with Jimmy, she asks Burns for the money back so she can give Jimmy his share, but Burns refuses. Burns' wife Ann, is seeking a divorce because she is tired of her husband's continuing infidelity and is herself in love with attorney David Witman. Burns will only agree to the divorce if Ann provides him with a large settlement, After a final confrontation with Ann's husband, David saves large deposits from being withdrawn from a bank in the same building, but his secretary misconstrues a private conversation and spreads a rumor of a run on the bank. Jimmy confronts Burns in his office and fights with him. The fight ends when Burns accidentally falls from a window to his death. Mary and Jimmy reconcile, and renew their plan to save money together. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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