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The Mad Miss Manton (1938) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Leigh Jason and produced by P.J. Wolfson.

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Quando Elas Teimam (1938) / The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

By L? on Jan 16, 2019 From Critica Retro

Quando Elas Teimam (1938) / The Mad Miss Manton (1938) Todo g?nero cinematogr?fico tem algumas p?rolas bem conhecidas e algumas joias escondidas. E todo g?nero tem tamb?m muitos filmes irregulares, pedras brutas que s? precisariam de um pouco mais de polimento para se tornarem joias. “... Read full article


Screening of “The Mad Miss Manton” at Daystar Center April 1

By Stephen Reginald on Mar 15, 2017 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of “The Mad Miss Manton” at Daystar Center April 1 “Stanwyck on State Street” Film Series: The Mad Miss Manton (1938) Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: April 1, 2017 Time: 6:45 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald ... Read full article


Sherlock Holmes Meets Paris Hilton: The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

By Judy on Mar 16, 2014 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

This post is part of Movies Silently?s Sleuthathon. Check out other entries on her site! Imagine pitching this story idea: a Paris Hilton type with a pack of tiny dogs solves a crime New York cops can?t. It sounds like a Beyond Balderdash card, doesn?t it? That couldn?t possibly be a real movie plot... Read full article


The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

By Lindsey on Jul 9, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

(Image via themostbeautifulfraudintheworld.blogspot.com) Melsa Manton (Barbara Stanwyck) is a socialite who happens to be enjoying a late night walk with the dogs after a costume party when she comes across a body in the empty house belonging to a wealthy couple, the Lanes. She calls the police stra... Read full article


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Peter Ames: [to Melsa] You're up to your beautiful hips in murder!


Hilda: [to the telephoe operator] Give me the Morrnin' Clarion. I don't know the numba'! The only numbers I knowse are policy numbers.


Melsa Manton: May I have a cigarette?
[He places on in her mouth, lights it]
Melsa Manton: I've had dozens of cigarette lighters but they never worked.
Peter Ames: This just one just takes cheap gasoline.
Melsa Manton: Maybe that's why.


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Facts about

The first of three screen teamings of Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck. All were comedies.
Katherine Hepburn turned down the role of Melsa Manton after the poor box-office of Bringing Up Baby.
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