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Two Men in Manhattan

Two Men in Manhattan

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Melville

Produced by Alter Films

Release in France : 16/10/1959

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Actors (11)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Alter Films

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Associate producer :

Belfort Films

French distributors :

Gaumont, Columbia France

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Delmas (Pierre Grasset) and Moreau (Jean-Pierre Melville), two French 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.

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Full credits (13)

Assistant directors :

Yannick Andrei, Charles Bitsch

Screenwriter :

Jean-Pierre Melville

Sound Recordist :

Jacques Gallois

Camera operators :

Claude Beaugé, Michael Shrayer

Editor :

Monique Bonnot

Production Designer :

Daniel Gueret

Still Photographer :

Guy André

Producers :

Alain Térouanne, Florence Melville

Director of Photography :

Nicolas Hayer

Assistant Operators :

Charles Bitsch, Jacques Lang

Production manager :

Florence Melville

Music Composers :

Christian Chevallier, Martial Solal

Sound Mixer :

Jacques Carrère

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Film noir

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 22 min

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Black & White

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