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Manhattan Melodrama is 1934 gangster picture starring Clark Gable. Taking place in New York City, it's centered around the lives of two orphans raised as step-brothers, one of whom, Blackie Gallagher, grows up to be a gangster. The other, Jim Wade, becomes the assistent district attorney. Despite being on opposite sides of the law, they still care for each other. However, a Love Triangle and criminal happenings begin to put a strain on their relationship.
So, essentially, Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
Tropes appearing in this film:
- Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster!
- Dirty Cop: They're happy to take bribes.
- Downer Ending: Blackie dies.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Jim Wade
- Love Triangle
- Parental Abandonment