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Two Men in Manhattan

Two Men in Manhattan

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Melville

Produced by Alter Film

Release in France : 16/10/1959


    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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    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Alter Film

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    Associate producer :

    Belfort Films

    French distributors :

    Gaumont, Columbia France

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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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    Color type :

    Black & White

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    Posters (1)


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