The New Pictures, Sep. 21, 1942

Tales of Manhattan (20th Century-Fox) is a multiplex answer to a Hollywood producer's dream—a show that telescopes parts for nine stars and five dramatic episodes in one over-all picture. The only continuity is provided by a tail coat which appears in each episode in a hand-me-down career from the shoulders of a rich wastrel to a scarecrow.

Its episodes include:

> The usual triangle with Charles Boyer (the lover), Rita Hayworth (the wife), Thomas Mitchell (the husband) and a homicidal ending.

> A dressed-up Captain Billy's Whiz Bang interlude with Henry Fonda and...

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