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Manhattan Melodrama

1934 Rated NR 1hr 30m

Two boyhood pals end up on opposite sides of the law -- Jim Wade (William Powell) becomes a district attorney, while Blackie Gallagher (Clark Gable) moves on to racketeering and murder. They remain friendly, but their professional differences turn personal when Wade marries Gallagher's ex-girlfriend, Eleanor Packer (Myrna Loy). Soon, events force Wade to decide between friendship and ethics in this gripping drama that won a Best Writing Oscar.

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Movie Details

1935 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.