Manhattan Moon (1935)

62 or 65 mins | Romantic comedy | 5 August 1935

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HISTORY

This film's working titles were Sing Me a Love Song and Lucky in Love . Contemporary sources disagree on the film's writing credits. HR credits Albert J. Cohen with screenplay (along with Aben Kandel), and MPH credits Helen Thompson and Frank Daugherty (along with Robert Harris) with original ... More Less

This film's working titles were Sing Me a Love Song and Lucky in Love . Contemporary sources disagree on the film's writing credits. HR credits Albert J. Cohen with screenplay (along with Aben Kandel), and MPH credits Helen Thompson and Frank Daugherty (along with Robert Harris) with original story. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
29 May 35
p. 7.
Daily Variety
17 Jul 35
p. 3.
Film Daily
22 Jul 35
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
17 Jul 35
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
18 Jul 35
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
15 Jun 35
p. 71.
Motion Picture Herald
19 Oct 35
p. 83.
Variety
21 Aug 35
p. 31.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Orig story
Contr to trmt
Contr to trmt
Contr to trmt
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MAKEUP
PRODUCTION MISC
Scr clerk
Secy to prod
Secy to dir
STAND INS
Stand-in for Ricardo Cortez
Stand-in and double for Dorothy Page
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Lucky in Love
Sing Me a Love Song
Release Date:
5 August 1935
Production Date:
6 May--12 June 1935
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 August 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5704
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62 or 65
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
1047
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dan Moore, who was reared in New York's gas house district, has worked his way up and is now a rich and well-known figure in New York's night life, but is in need of social status. When the distinguised Reggie Van Dorset bounces a check in Dan's club, Dan offers to clear the debt in exchange for an introduction into society. One night at the theater, Dan falls in love with French opera singer Yvonne, who is featured in a revue, and Reggie arranges an introduction. Reggie, however, substitutes Yvonne with her double, Doris "Toots" Malloy, who is in love with a taxi driver named Eddie. On Reggie's orders, Toots discourages Dan and tells all to Yvonne, who remembers that Dan owns the apartment she lives in and ordered her to move because her singing annoyed him. To get back at Dan, Yvonne decides to keep her own appointments with him, but instead of exacting revenge, she falls in love with him. Eddie, believing Toots is betraying him, becomes jealous, and in the middle of a party at Dan's club, Eddie accuses Dan of stealing his girl, then exposes Reggie's plot. When Yvonne reneges on her promise to perform at the party, Dan gets suspicious, but she later reveals her identity and sings a love song to Dan himself. Toots and Eddie then ... +


Dan Moore, who was reared in New York's gas house district, has worked his way up and is now a rich and well-known figure in New York's night life, but is in need of social status. When the distinguised Reggie Van Dorset bounces a check in Dan's club, Dan offers to clear the debt in exchange for an introduction into society. One night at the theater, Dan falls in love with French opera singer Yvonne, who is featured in a revue, and Reggie arranges an introduction. Reggie, however, substitutes Yvonne with her double, Doris "Toots" Malloy, who is in love with a taxi driver named Eddie. On Reggie's orders, Toots discourages Dan and tells all to Yvonne, who remembers that Dan owns the apartment she lives in and ordered her to move because her singing annoyed him. To get back at Dan, Yvonne decides to keep her own appointments with him, but instead of exacting revenge, she falls in love with him. Eddie, believing Toots is betraying him, becomes jealous, and in the middle of a party at Dan's club, Eddie accuses Dan of stealing his girl, then exposes Reggie's plot. When Yvonne reneges on her promise to perform at the party, Dan gets suspicious, but she later reveals her identity and sings a love song to Dan himself. Toots and Eddie then marry. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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