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Manhattan Melodrama

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Manhattan Melodrama
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke
Release Date May 4, 1934
Studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Main Cast
Character Actor
"Blackie" Gallagher Clark Gable
Jim Wade William Powell
Eleanor Packer Myrna Loy
Father Joe Leo Carrillo
Spud Nat Pendleton

Manhattan Melodrama is an American Pre-Code crime film that starred William Powell and Myrna Loy in their first of fourteen collaborations together, released in May 1934 just weeks before The Thin Man. Powell and Clark Gable play childhood friends whose lives diverge as Powell's character, Jim Wade, rises through the ranks of New York's district attorney's office while Gable's "Blackie" Gallagher is a crooked gambler connected to the city's underworld.

Manhattan Melodrama is notable for being the last film that notorious bank robber John Dillinger saw before he was shot to death by federal agents outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago on July 22, 1934.

The following weapons were used in the film Manhattan Melodrama:


Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless

Manny Arnold (Noel Madison) draws a Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless pistol when he is cornered by rival gangsters.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 ACP
Manny (Noel Madison) with his Colt Model 1903 pistol drawn

Colt Detective Special

Edward "Blackie" Gallagher (Clark Gable) draws a Colt Detective Special from his coat pocket.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
Blackie (Clark Gable) fires his Colt Detective Special.

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