Manhandled (1949)

05/25/1949 (US) CrimeDrama 1h 37m

The story of a smiling "Lady Killer" who knew how to "handle" women!


Merle Kramer works as a stenographer for a psychiatrist. She is casually dating Karl Benson, a private eye and former cop. Merle mentions in passing that one of her boss's patients is an author with recurring dreams of murdering his wife, and she includes the fact that the wife owns valuable jewels. When the wife is found murdered in a manner identical to that of her husband's dream, the husband is naturally the prime suspect. But as the investigation of the police and insurance investigator Joe Cooper proceeds, it turns out that several people in the case, including Merle, are not what they seem.

  1. Lewis R. Foster

    Director, Screenplay

  2. L.S. Goldsmith


  3. Whitman Chambers


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dorothy Lamour

    Dorothy Lamour

    Merl Kramer

  2. Sterling Hayden

    Sterling Hayden

    Joe Cooper

  3. Dan Duryea

    Dan Duryea

    Karl Benson

  4. Irene Hervey

    Irene Hervey

    Ruth / Mrs. Alton Bennet

  5. Phillip Reed

    Phillip Reed

    Guy Bayard

  6. Harold Vermilyea

    Harold Vermilyea

    Dr. Redman

  7. Alan Napier

    Alan Napier

    Alton Bennet

  8. Art Smith

    Art Smith

    Detective Lt. Bill Dawson

  9. Irving Bacon

    Irving Bacon

    Sgt. Fayle

  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew


Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -


Content Score


Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?