Young Man of Manhattan (1930)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this sports drama, Toby McLean, a sportswriter encounters another journalist, Ann Vaughn at the Tunney-Jack Dempsey fight. They end up married and living in a tiny New York apartment. One day he travels to St. Louis to cover the World Series and meets a socialite named Puff. Though she uses her feminine wiles, he ignores her and stays true to his wife until she becomes a famous magazine writer and he gets jealous of her success. To get even, he begins an affair with Puff. Meanwhile, his distraught wife begins drinking bootleg whiskey and goes temporarily blind. Her husband is horrified and leaves poor Puff. He then throws himself into his work so he can prove his desire to reconcile with Ann. The film is the feature film debut of Ginger Rogers (she played Puff).

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apartment, conflict, cycling, employment, extramarital-affair, football, love, love-triangle, magazine, racer, reconciliation, reporter, reunion, socialite, sports, sportswriter, success, traveling, World-Series, writing