The Man I Love
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The Man I Love
Ida "Don't mess with me" Lupino takes a job as a singer in Robert Alda's seedy Santa Monica nitery. Lupino ignores Alda's advances to cultivate a romance with pianist Bruce Bennett. Alda uses his connections with the Mob to break up the relationship--and also, hopefully, to break up Bennett into little pieces. Logic is not the film's strong suit, but it scores on atmosphere and tension. Man I Love served as the inspiration for Martin Scorcese's much-later New York, New York. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fascinating mix of romantic soap opera, jazz musical and film noir motifs."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"... a refreshingly mature film rich with stories of frustrated lives, unrequited loves and tough times just getting by in the world without selling your soul."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"Except for Ida Lupino's feisty performance as a tortured woman in love who tries to help her family, the acting was weak."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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