Child of Manhattan (1933)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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On the outs at Paramount, musical comedy star Nancy Carroll was "punished" by being sent to Columbia for the lachrymose Child of Manhattan. Carroll plays a dance-hall girl who falls hard for wealthy John Boles. Marriage is out of the question until she becomes pregnant. After losing her baby, Carroll divorces Boles and runs off with Charles Jones (better known as cowboy star Buck Jones). As the plot would have it, this convinces Boles that Carroll is not the golddigger she appears to be. Child of Manhattan was based on a Preston Sturges play, but most of the wittier and more pungent lines were lost in translation.

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death, divorce, forbidden-love, golddigger, grief, love, pregnancy