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Manhandled
Director: Allan Dwan (Dir)
Release Date:   4 Aug 1924
Duration (in feet):   6,998
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Gloria Swanson (Tessie McGuire)  
    Tom Moore (Jimmy Hogan)  
    Lilyan Tashman (Pinkie Doran)  
    Ian Keith (Robert Brandt)  
    Arthur Housman (Chip Thorndyke)  
    Paul McAllister (Paul Garretson)  
    Frank Morgan (Arno Riccardi)  
    M. Collosse (Bippo)  
    Marie Shelton (A Model)  
    Carrie Scott (Landlady)  
    Ann Pennington (Herself)  
    Brooke Johns (Himself)  
    Frank Allworth    

Summary: When her boyfriend, Jimmy, forgets a date, Tessie McGuire, a department store clerk, attends a party at the studio of Robert Brandt where she makes a hit with impersonations. There Riccardi offers her a job impersonating a Russian countess in his style emporium. While she is fighting off suitors, Jimmy becomes successful with his automobile invention; but when he returns to find Tessie wealthy in gowns he accuses her of being "manhandled." Repenting her mistake, she is forgiven when he realizes her true feelings. 

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.  
Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures  
Director: Allan Dwan (Dir)
Producer: Adolph Zukor (Pres)
  Jesse L. Lasky (Pres)
Writer: Frank W. Tuttle (Scen)
  William Le Baron (Supv ed)
  Julian Johnson (Titles)
Photography: Hal Rosson (Dir of photog)
Film Editor: Julian Johnson (Film ed)
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the short story "Manhandled" by Arthur Stringer in Satuday Evening Post (29 Mar 1924).
Authors: Arthur Stringer

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp. 22/7/1924 dd/mm/yyyy LP20414

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Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Society
 
Subjects (Major): Automobiles
  Courtship
  Couturiers
  Impersonation and imposture
  Inventors
  Salesclerks

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   3 Aug 1924   p. 6.
New York Times   29 Jul 1924   p. 9.
Variety   30 Jul 1924   p. 24.

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