Tales of Manhattan

Tales of Manhattan (1942)

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  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1942-08-05
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 30 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Julien Duvivier
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Ten screenwriters collaborated on this series of tales concerning the effect a tailcoat cursed by its tailor has on those who wear it. The video release features a W.C. Fields segment not included in the original theatrical release.

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  • Charles Boyer

    as Paul Orman
  • Rita Hayworth

    as Ethel Halloway
  • Ginger Rogers

    as Diane
  • Henry Fonda

    as George
  • Charles Laughton

    as Charles Smith
  • Edward G. Robinson

    as Avery L. 'Larry' Browne
  • Paul Robeson

    as Luke
  • Ethel Waters

    as Esther
  • Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

    as Rev. Lazarus
  • Thomas Mitchell

    as John Halloway
  • Eugene Pallette

    as Luther - Orman's butler
  • Cesar Romero

    as Harry Wilson
  • Gail Patrick

    as Ellen - Diane's friend
  • Roland Young

    as Edgar - Wilson's butler
  • Marion Martin

    as 'Squirrel' Grey
  • Elsa Lanchester

    as Elsa (Mrs Charles) Smith
  • Victor Francen

    as Arturo Bellini - Symphony conductor
  • George Sanders

    as Williams
  • James Gleason

    as Joe - Mission Aid Society
  • Harry Davenport

    as Prof. Lyons
  • J. Carrol Naish

    as Burglar - Robber #1
  • W.C. Fields

    as Professor Pufflewhistle
  • Morris Ankrum

    as Judge
  • Frank Orth

    as Secondhand Clothes Dealer (Rogers sequence)
  • Christian Rub

    as Cello Player (Laughton sequence)
  • James Rennie

    as H.R. 'Hank' Bronson (Robinson sequence)
  • Harry Hayden

    as 'Soupy' Davis (Robinson sequence)
  • Morris Ankrum

    as Judge Tom Barnes (Robinson sequence)
  • Donald Douglas

    as 'Hen 'Henderson (Robinson sequence) (as Don Douglas)
  • Mae Marsh

    as Molly (Robinson sequence)
  • Clarence Muse

    as Grandpa (Robeson sequence)
  • George H. Reed

    as Christopher (Robeson sequence)
  • Cordell Hickman

    as Little Nicodemus (Robeson sequence)
  • Paul Renay

    as 'Spud' Johnson (Robinson sequence)
  • Barbara Lynn

    as Mary (Robinson sequence)
  • Adeline De Walt Reynolds

    as Elsa's Old Mother (Laughton sequence)
  • Helene Reynolds

    as Actress (Boyer sequence)
  • Phil Silvers

    as First Salesman at Santelli's (uncredited)
  • Marcel Dalio

    as Second Salesman at Sandelli's (uncredited)
  • Margaret Dumont

    as Mme. Langehanke (uncredited)
  • Rondo Hatton

    as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Blue Washington

    as Shantytown Man (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
  • Will Wright

    as Old Concertgoer (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
  • Hazel Dohlman

    as Concertgoer (uncredited)
Directing Julien Duvivier Director
Production Boris Morros Producer
Writing Henry Blankfort Writer
Production Sam Spiegel Producer
Writing Alan Campbell Writer
Costume & Make-Up Gwen Wakeling Costume Design
Writing Ladislas Fodor Writer
Sound Sol Kaplan Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Bernard Newman Costume Design
Writing Ben Hecht Writer
Writing Donald Ogden Stewart Writer
Art Boris Leven Art Direction
Art Richard Day Art Direction
Writing Samuel Hoffenstein Writer
Writing László Vadnay Writer
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Writing László Görög Writer
Writing Lamar Trotti Writer
Costume & Make-Up Irene Costume Design
Writing Ferenc Molnár Writer
Editing Robert Bischoff Editor
Costume & Make-Up Dolly Tree Costume Design
Camera Joseph Walker Director of Photography