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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


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

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 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


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Peter Ames: Listen, before I knew you, I disliked you intensly. When I met you, I disliked you intensly. Even now, I dislike you intensly... that is, the sensible sane portion of me... but there;s an insane side of me that gets a little violent every time I think of you.
Melsa Manton: Getting out of a million dollar lawsuit wouldn't have anything to do with your change in affection, would it?
Peter Ames: You're a nasty creature, aren't you, but in time I'll beat it out of you.


Melsa Manton: [has just discovered Fonda is faking being near death, to pump her for information] Are you still in pain, sweet?
Peter Ames: [from hospital bed, faintly] Oh its nothing, nothing... only when I move... but its nothing...
Melsa Manton: [hovering over hospital bed] Peter, perhaps I did wrong in not telling Inspector Brent everything.
Peter Ames: You mean you held something back?
Melsa Manton: Yes Peter.
Peter Ames: [this is what he's hoping to hear] Oh sweet, you're so clever.
Melsa Manton: Remember when I went into Ronnie Beldon's apartment?
Peter Ames: Yes dear.
Melsa Manton: When I went into the bathroom, I found something.
Peter Ames: In the bathroom?
Melsa Manton: Yes, floating around in a foot of water in the bathtub.
Peter Ames: Louder, dear, I can hardly hear you.
Melsa Manton: [ominously] I'll come closer.
Peter Ames: Tell me dear, what was it?
Melsa Manton: [yelling] The Normandie, you black-hearted faker, in full sail!
[stabs him in the leg with a fork]


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


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