Manhattan Angel

Manhattan Angel is a 1949 American musical film starring Gloria Jean.

Manhattan Angel
Directed byArthur Dreifuss
Produced bySam Katzman
Written byAlbert Derr
StarringGloria Jean
CinematographyIra H. Morgan
Edited byRichard Fantl
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
March 17, 1949

It was originally called Sweetheart of the Blues.[1] It was made after I Surrender Dear'.[2]


Gloria Cole and Eddie Swenson are working to keep an old house, now being used as a youth center, from being razed to make room for a new skyscraper in Manhattan. Gloria enters a friend in a beauty contest with a $25,000 first prize and, after some iffy-maneuvering, her friend wins the contest and the money goes to preserving the youth center.



  1. "Beckett Goes Romantic; Miller Duties Doubled" Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 4 Mar 1948: 23.
  2. "Pretty Little Gloria Jean Blossoms Out as Player of Important Adult Roles" Scott, John L. Los Angeles Times 28 Mar 1948: C1

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