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Tales of Manhattan (1942)

Unrated
118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way.
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Ben Hecht (original story and screenplay) | Ferenc Molnár (original story and screenplay) | Donald Ogden Stewart (original story and screenplay) | Samuel Hoffenstein (original story and screenplay) & 6 more
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$ 1,000,000
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Release date
Aug 5, 1942 (United States)
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103 cast members
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Charles Boyer
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Rita Hayworth
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Charles Laughton
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Edward G. Robinson
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Ethel Waters
Esther Esther   See fewer
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Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
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Thomas Mitchell
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Cesar Romero
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Marion Martin
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Elsa Lanchester
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Harry Davenport
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Frank Orth
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Christian Rub
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7.4 / 10 | 1,695 votes