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Child of Manhattan (1933)

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70 min | Drama, Romance

Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan. The Loveland Dance Hall is one of the tenants of the Vanderkill estates. To reassure his aunt Sophie, ...See morePaul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan. The Loveland Dance Hall is one of the tenants of the Vanderkill estates. To reassure his aunt Sophie, Vanderkill visits Loveland to determine whether it is as disreputable as Sophie suspects. There he meets a dime-a-dance girl, Madeleine MacGonagal, who charms him with her quaint proletarian accent. They begin a secret affair, which turns into a secret marriage when pregnancy ensues. When the baby fails to survive, Madeleine decides that since he had married her only for the baby's sake, she should make haste to Mexico to secure a divorce. There she meets Panama Canal Kelly, a former suitor who now owns a silver mine. Her plans for divorce and quick remarriage are complicated when Vanderkill arrives to confront her. Written by Cameron Majidi See less
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Writers
Gertrude Purcell (screen play) | Maurine Dallas Watkins (screenplay) (as Maurine Watkins) | Preston Sturges (based on stage play by)
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Edit Released
Updated Feb 4, 1933

Release date
Feb 4, 1933 (United States)

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20 cast members
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Nancy Carroll
Madelaine McGonagle Madelaine McGonagle   See fewer
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John Boles
Paul Vanderkill Paul Vanderkill   See fewer
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Buck Jones
Panama Kelley (as Charles 'Buck' Jones) Panama Kelley (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)   See fewer
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Jessie Ralph
Aunt Minnie (as Jessie Rolph) Aunt Minnie (as Jessie Rolph)   See fewer
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Clara Blandick
Aunt Sophie Aunt Sophie   See fewer
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Luis Alberni
Bustamente Bustamente   See fewer
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Warburton Gamble
Eggleston Eggleston   See fewer
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Jane Darwell
Mrs. McGonagle Mrs. McGonagle   See fewer
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Garry Owen
Buddy (as Gary Owen) Buddy (as Gary Owen)   See fewer
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Nat Pendleton
Spyrene Spyrene   See fewer
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Edward LeSaint
Dr. Schultz (as Edward J. LeSaint) Dr. Schultz (as Edward J. LeSaint)   See fewer
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Matthew Betz
Chet Watson (uncredited) Chet Watson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tyler Brooke
Dulcey (uncredited) Dulcey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harrison Greene
Park Plaza Waiter (uncredited) Park Plaza Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Betty Kendall
Louise (uncredited) Louise (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Kennedy
Charlie - Bartender (uncredited) Charlie - Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Mortimer
Table Extra at Club (uncredited) Table Extra at Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Wilson
Loveland Dance Hall Extra (uncredited) Loveland Dance Hall Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothea Wolbert
Dulcey's Aide Getting Chinchilla Coat (uncredited) Dulcey's Aide Getting Chinchilla Coat (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 222 votes