So... this is what Raft was doing instead of Maltese Falcon and High Sierra
Seems older than 1941. Much older. Not interesting.
"Robinson's mad about Dietrich. Dietrich's mad about Raft. Raft is mad about the whole thing," proclaimed Warner Bros.' ad for Manpower (1941). And the promotional tag line was a fairly apt description of the movie's plot, featuring Edward G. Robinson and George Raft as high-voltage linemen, competing for the affections of nightclub hostess Marlene Dietrich. But as well as being creative PR, with the tag line the studio also cashed in on some real-life, behind-the-scenes gossip, better than any publicity they could've paid for, that included a fistfight, broken bones and an affair.
The trouble started…