Young Man of Manhattan

Young Man of Manhattan is a 1930 American pre-Code musical comedy film directed by Monta Bell and starring Claudette Colbert, Norman Foster, Ginger Rogers, and Charles Ruggles. Made by Paramount Pictures, it was set and filmed in New York City.

Young Man of Manhattan
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Directed byMonta Bell
Produced byMonta Bell
Written byDaniel Reed
Robert Presnell Sr. (adaptation)
Based onYoung Man of Manhattan
by Katherine Brush
StarringClaudette Colbert
Norman Foster
Ginger Rogers
Charles Ruggles
Music bySammy Fain
Pierre Norman
W. Raskin
CinematographyLarry Williams
Edited byEmma Hill
Release date
  • May 17, 1930 (1930-05-17)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States


Jealousy comes between a young couple of newspaper people when the wife earns more money and becomes more famous than her husband. Especially his alcohol addiction becomes the dividing element, whereas the young Puff Randolph girl chasing him, and her editor falling in love with her are merely elements that challenge their love.


  • Claudette Colbert as Ann Vaughn
  • Norman Foster as Toby McLean
  • Ginger Rogers as Puff Randolph
  • Charles Ruggles as Shorty Ross
  • Leslie Austin as Dwight Knowles
  • Lorraine, Aileene, Fern, and Harriet Aalbu as the Sherman Sisters (credited as Four Aalbu Sisters)
  • H. Dudley Hawley as Doctor
  • Jack Dempsey as Jack Dempsey (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Maynard Holmes as Football Game Spectator (uncredited)
  • John MacDowell as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Tom Reilly as Referee (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Gene Tunney as Gene Tunney (archive footage) (uncredited)
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