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Two men in Manhattan
Melville, Jean-Pierre, 1917-1973.
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : Cohen Film Collection ; Port Washington, NY : Manufactured and distributed by Entertainment One Film USA LLC, [2013]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
The dark shadows of New York come to life in this rarely-seen, moody, jazz-soaked noir classic. A film by the great Jean-Pierre Melville, who cast himself as a journalist on an ethically fraught mission to track down a missing French diplomat. He enlists the help of an alcoholic photographer who has the street smarts to track down the diplomat's mistresses.
General Note:
Original Copyright © 1959 Gaumont."--Back of container.

Originally produced as motion picture in 1959.

Insert includes essay on the film by Ginette Vincendeau.

Bonus features: Conversation between critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (2013); original French and theatrical re-release trailers.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Added Uniform Title:
Deux hommes dans Manhattan (Motion picture)
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Clarence Library DVD 65616 Adult DVD Foreign Language

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The primary protagonists in this routine drama are two French journalists, Delmas (Pierre Grasset) and Moreau (Jean-Pierre Melville, the director), and also the city of New York at night. The two journalists are on the trail of a story -- a French diplomat has disappeared from the U.N. for no apparent reason. As they wander through the city tracking down the reason for the disappearance, the journalists eventually discover that the diplomat has met with foul play. Now the two men have a serious disagreement. Delmas wants to take photos of what happened and use them to create sensational headlines and plenty of attention, but Moreau wants them both to cover up what they have found and bury what they know. Given the setting for this tale, both English and French are spoken throughout the film. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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