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Manhattan Melodrama

Manhattan Melodrama(1934)

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  • This is the movie John Dillinger was exiting at the Biograph Theater in Chicago when he was ambushed by the FBI and gunned down. He was with female companions Polly Hamilton and Anna Sage (the woman in red).
  • After Dillinger was killed, William Randolph Hearst had the statement "A Cosmopolitan Production" removed from the credits of all prints. The print in the Turner library does not contain that credit. George Cukor was assigned as director for additional scenes after the preview showing on 14 April 1934, because director Van Dyke had already started on his next movie, The Thin Man. Lorenz Hart was asked to write more commercially appealing lyrics to "The Bad in Every Man" after this movie was released. The result was "Blue Moon" which was copyrighted under that title in December 1934.

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