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The Man I Love

Torch singer Petey Brown is beautiful and smart. The beautiful gets her in trouble. She'll need all of the smart to get out of it in this bluesy, boozy noir salute to tough dames in tough times.
The Man I Love
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 7, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1947
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 48
Rating: C -- Except for Ida Lupino's feisty performance as a tortured woman in love who tries to help her family, the acting was weak. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Sep 4, 2003
... a refreshingly mature film rich with stories of frustrated lives, unrequited loves and tough times just getting by in the world without selling your soul. Full Review
Seanax.com
Aug 13, 2009
...Scorsese has cited the movie's nightlife scenes as one of his inspirations for NEW YORK, NEW YORK...
USA Today
Jul 19, 1996
Fascinating mix of romantic soap opera, jazz musical and film noir motifs. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Jan 31, 2010

Description by OLDIES.com:

Torch singer Petey Brown is beautiful and smart. The beautiful gets her in trouble. She'll need all of the smart to get out of it in this bluesy, boozy noir salute to tough dames in tough times. On a holiday visit to her family in the waning days of World War II, Petey expects a merry Christmas. Instead she gets a tangled web of mobsters, cheating wives, war-traumatized vets and the kind of love that grabs hold fast and goes wrong faster. Ida Lupino portrays Petey, scoring a triumph under the direction of Raoul Walsh, who helped put her on the road to stardom in the Bogart classic High Sierra. The Man I Love is also notable for its songbook of sophisticated standards and as the inspiration for Martin Scorsese's New York, New York.

Product Description:

Ida Lupino is a sultry nightclub seductress who tries to sing her way out from the clutches of a no-good mobster.

Plot Synopsis:

Attractive nightclub singer Petey Brown falls in love with handsome piano player San Thomas, but the vocalist's mobster boss, Nicky Toresca, wants her all to himself.
Meanwhile, Petey's kid sister, Sally, has her hands full dealing with her shellshocked husband, Roy. Complicating matters, the siblings must also keep their younger brother out of harm's way after he starts working for Nicky...

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Production Notes:

  • This film reportedly inspired Martin Scorsese's "New York, New York."
  • Released theatrically in New York City January 24, 1947.
  • Additional credits: Henry Creamer and Jimmy Johnson (song composers).
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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 4,168
  • UPC: 883316173374
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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