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The Man I Love



The Man I Love
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NR,1hr 36min
January 1, 1946
Synopsis: Ida "Don't mess with me" Lupino takes a job as a singer in Robert Alda's seedy Santa Monica nitery. Lupino ignores Alda's advances to cultivate a romance with pianist Bruce Bennett. Alda uses his connections with the Mob to break up the relationship--and also, hopefully, to break up Bennett into little pieces. Logic is not the film's strong suit, but it scores on atmosphere and tension. Man I Love served as the inspiration for Martin Scorcese's much-later New York, New York. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Although it has been cited as an inspiration for Martin Scorsese's New York, New York, The Man I Love has little in common with the latter film save for a basic situation involving a romance between musicians. Man is hardly a great film, but it's an enjoyable, if essentially sappy, little melodrama. The story is a Mulligan's stew with a little bit of this and a bit of that thrown in. There's plenty ... Read Review
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Petey Brown
Nicky Toresca
Sally Otis
Virginia Brown
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