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corrie wrote at 2008-01-11 20:48:10
Your posting was a while ago, so hopefully you'll have had your answer by now.

I was looking for the film myself. I believes it's TALES OF MANHATTAN (1942)

DE wrote at 2008-12-21 05:49:21
The movie is "Tales of Manhatten", very much as described and an extraordinary film, well worth watching.  It is occasionally broadcast on TV during the holidays.

Tricky wrote at 2009-03-21 00:40:10
I think the film is Tales of Manhattan (1942). I also saw this film and didn't know the name of it. I didn't remember as much of the plot as you but I did remember that Rita Hayworth was in it. I checked her films on imdb and Tales of Manhattan rang a bell.

I thought it was a great film - I saw it in the mid-90's about the same time as all those films came out with overlapping stories - Pulp Fiction, Two days in the Valley etc and I thought it was really forward thinking.

I hope this helps.


Mary wrote at 2010-12-20 18:10:00
I think this is the movie you're looking for.  It's Tales of Manhattan here's the link on IMDB

Great little movie...

Lin wrote at 2011-01-18 09:45:51
The film you describe is "The Verger" one of the Trio (also known as W. Somerset Maugham's Trio) which is a 1950 British anthology film based on three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham: "The Verger", "Mr. Know-All" and "Sanatorium". Ken Annakin directed "The Verger" and "Mr. Know-All", while Harold French was responsible for "Sanatorium".

Trio is the second of a film trilogy, all consisting of adaptations of Maugham's stories, preceded by the 1948 Quartet and followed by the 1951 Encore.

Sydney Box was nominated for the Academy Award for Sound, Recording.  

toni rodrigues wrote at 2012-02-27 00:20:20
i believe that is the movie you are looking for: Tales of Manhattan

frank wrote at 2012-07-07 02:57:21
The name of the movie is "Tales of Manhattan". I enjoyed this film very much. I hope someone will make a remake sometime.

Dollieky wrote at 2013-02-08 01:51:39
The name of the movie is called tales of manhattan (1942).

cj wrote at 2013-03-23 19:12:01
the movie is called tales of Manhattan and starts charles Laughton and Edward g Robinson  

Maria wrote at 2013-12-17 01:43:00
Was searching myself.  Then remembered Edward G. Robinson was in it.  Found it under list of movies he was in.

The title is Tales of Manhattan , 1942 movie.

Funkymamma wrote at 2015-05-24 01:46:51
Thank you all! Hubby and I have been looking for this movie title for years!!! We thought it was the coat, too! Hurrah!

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I can answer questions on movies from the 40s through the 60s. Information about the stars, and movies made in those years, and many made before that time. I have seen many silents and the first sound movies. I was a total movie buff from 1943 to 1965.


I literally spent my growing up years in movie theaters.
I think I saw every musical made, and many dramas, comedies etc.
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