Tales of Manhattan is a 1942 anthology film directed by Julien Duvivier and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. The film is composed of four interconnected stories, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. The first story, "The Lost Moment", is set in the 1920s and tells the story of a young man who falls in love with an older woman. The second story, "The Man Who Lost His Memory", is set in the 1930s and tells the story of a man who loses his memory after a car accident. The third story, "The Long Night", is set in the 1940s and tells the story of a group of people who are trapped in a subway station during a blackout. The fourth story, "The Last Leaf", is set in the 1950s and tells the story of an elderly artist who is dying of tuberculosis. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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Tales of Manhatten (1942)

Romance/Drama/Comedy

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Tales of Manhattan is a 1942 anthology film directed by Julien Duvivier and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. The film is composed of four interconnected stories, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. The first story, "The Lost Moment", is set in the 1920s and tells the story of a young man who falls in love with an older woman. The second story, "The Man Who Lost His Memory", is set in the 1930s and tells the story of a man who loses his memory after a car accident. The third story, "The Long Night", is set in the 1940s and tells the story of a group of people who are trapped in a subway station during a blackout. The fourth story, "The Last Leaf", is set in the 1950s and tells the story of an elderly artist who is dying of tuberculosis. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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Cast
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Charles Boyer

Paul Orman
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Rita Hayworth

Ethel Halloway
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Ginger Rogers

Diane
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Henry Fonda

George
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Charles Laughton

Charles Smith
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Edward G. Robinson

Avery L. 'Larry' Browne
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Paul Robeson

Luke
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Ethel Waters

Esther
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Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Rev. Lazarus
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Thomas Mitchell

John Halloway
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Eugene Pallette

Luther
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Cesar Romero

Harry Wilson
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Gail Patrick

Ellen
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Roland Young

Edgar
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Marion Martin

'Squirrel'
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Elsa Lanchester

Elsa (Mrs Charles) Smith
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Victor Francen

Arturo Bellini
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George Sanders

Williams
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James Gleason

Joe
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Harry Davenport

Prof. Lyons
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J. Carrol Naish

Burglar
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Hall Johnson Choir

Offscreen singers (Robeson sequence) (as The Hall Johnson Choir)
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Frank Orth

Secondhand Clothes Dealer (Rogers sequence)
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Christian Rub

Cello player (Laughton sequence)
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Sig Arno

Piccolo Player (Laughton sequence)
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James Rennie

H.R. 'Hank' Bronson (Robinson sequence)
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Harry Hayden

'Soupy' Davis (Robinson sequence)
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Morris Ankrum

Judge Tom Barnes (Robinson sequence)
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Donald Douglas

'Hen 'Henderson (Robinson sequence) (as Don Douglas)
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Mae Marsh

Molly (Robinson sequence)
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Clarence Muse

Grandpa (Robeson sequence)
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George Reed

Christopher (Robeson sequence)
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Cordell Hickman

Little Nicodemus (Robeson sequence)
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Paul Renay

'Spud' Johnson (Robinson sequence)
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Barbara Lynn

Mary (Robinson sequence)
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Adeline De Walt Reynolds

Elsa's old mother (Laughton sequence)
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Helene Reynolds

Actress (Boyer sequence)
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Rene Austin

Susan (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Olive Ball

Shantytown Woman (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Joseph E. Bernard

Wally, the Postman (Robinson sequence) (uncredited)
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Ted Billings

Man at City Mission (Robinson sequence) (uncredited)
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Buster Brodie

Call Boy (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Don Brodie

Whistler at Mission (Robinson sequence) (uncredited)
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Ralph Brooks

Man at Reunion (Robinson sequence) (uncredited)
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Jack Chefe

Mr. Martelli (Boyer sequence) (uncredited)
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Rita Christiani

Young woman in embrace (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Gino Corrado

Spectator at Concert (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Frank Dae

Elderly Man (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Frank Darien

Elsa's old father (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Sayre Dearing

Man at Reunion (Robinson sequence) (uncredited)
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Maggie Dorsey

Woman (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Concertgoer (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Alberta Gary

Shantytown Woman (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Charles H. Gray

Rod (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Robert Greig

Lazar (Boyer sequence) (uncredited)
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Jester Hairston

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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William Halligan

Oliver Webb (Boyer sequence) (uncredited)
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Esther Howard

Woman bumming cigaret from Joe (Robinson sequence) (uncredited)
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Philip Hurlic

Jeff (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Frank Jaquet

Oboist (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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John Kelly

Burglar (Robeson sequence) / Driver (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Kenner G. Kemp

Gambling House Patron (uncredited)
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Colin Kenny

Concertgoer (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Mike Lally

Bus Passenger (uncredited)
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Ella Mae Lashley

Woman (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Johnny Lee

Shantytown Carpenter (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Connie Leon

Mary (Rogers sequence) (uncredited)
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Pat McKee

Bartender (uncredited)
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Harold Miller

Man at Reunion (Robinson sequence) (uncredited)
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Bert Moorhouse

Concertgoer (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Forbes Murray

Dignified Man (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Lonnie Nichols

Brad (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Tom O'Grady

Concert Latecomer (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Manuel París

Doorman at Gambling Casino (uncredited)
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Alexander Pollard

Waiter (uncredited)
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Cyril Ring

Assistant Tailor (Boyer sequence) (uncredited)
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Dewey Robinson

Charles Smith's Bullying Boss (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Archie Savage

Shantytown Man (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Ted Stanhope

Henderson's Chauffeur (Robinson sequence) (uncredited)
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Bert Stevens

Assistant Tailor (Boyer sequence) (uncredited)
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Charles Tannen

Pilot (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Curly Twiford

Bird Man (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
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Laura Vaughn

Woman (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Blue Washington

Shantytown Man (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
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Charles Williams

Orman's Bespectacled Agent (Boyer sequence) (uncredited)
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Eric Wilton

Halloway's Butler (Boyer sequence) (uncredited)
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Will Wright

Old Concertgoer (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
Crew
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Julien Duvivier

Director
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Edmund Beloin

Writer
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Henry Blankfort

Writer
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Alan Campbell

Writer
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Ladislas Fodor

Writer
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László Görög

Writer
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Ben Hecht

Writer
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Samuel Hoffenstein

Writer
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Robert Katscher

Writer
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Buster Keaton

Writer
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Ferenc Molnár

Writer
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William Morrow

Writer
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Donald Ogden Stewart

Writer
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Lamar Trotti

Writer
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László Vadnay

Writer
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Tales of Manhattan

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/6/2013

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