Sunday, August 07, 2005

He Shoulda Stayed Home

Manhattan Melodrama
Dillinger died for this?!?

The once-promising Gable continues his downward slide with this confused piece of celluloid. Loy and Powell add some life to this turgid, erratic tale of murder, love and friendship as two guttersnipes grow up to face each other over the great legal divide.

A stand up fella could learn alot about standing up for his pals in this crazy mixed up world from this movie - if its sense of ethics didn't ricochet back and forth between the Sophomoric and the Sunday Scholastic.

Here's hoping for better from Loy and Powell's next feature. I fear Gable's best days are behind him.


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