Definitions for manpowerˈmænˌpaʊ ər
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work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men(noun)
the force of workers available
The total number of all available workers; the workforce.
The power exerted by a single person (analogous to horsepower.)
Origin: man + power
Manpower is a 1941 film drama starring Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, and George Raft. It was written by Richard Macauley and Jerry Wald, and directed by Raoul Walsh. Robinson and Raft got into a fistfight on the set that was eagerly splashed all over the front pages of the nation's newspapers. Victor McLaglen was originally going to play Robinson's role, which would have made it a supporting part, and Raft reportedly resented sharing leading man status on the film as a result of Robinson being cast instead. Raft chose Manpower over the remake of the 1931 pre-Code version of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, and the career-igniting role of Sam Spade went to Humphrey Bogart instead. The script is one of many reworkings of the plotline for a 1932 Robinson movie called Tiger Shark, in which Robinson played essentially the same part, only as a tuna fisherman rather than an electric power lineman. The supporting cast of Manpower includes Alan Hale, Sr., Frank McHugh and Eve Arden.
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