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Status: Released

Runtime: 97

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Language: en

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  • 1949-05-25

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Content Score: 100


4.8/10 (4 votes)


A phony psychiatrist's secretary gets caught up in a murder case.


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


Director: Lewis R. Foster
Writers: , ,

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Dorothy Lamour

Dorothy Lamour
as Merl Kramer

Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden
as Joe Cooper

Dan Duryea

Dan Duryea
as Karl Benson

Irene Hervey

Irene Hervey
as Ruth / Mrs. Alton Ben…

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A review by John Chard

Kitten and Chaos.

Manhandled is directed by Lewis R. Foster and adapted to screenplay by Foster and Whitman Chambers from the novel "The Man Who Stole A Dream" written by L. S. Goldsmith. It stars Dorothy Lamour, Dan Duryea, Sterling Hayden, Irene Hervey and Art Smith. Music is by Darrell Calker and cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.

I'm going to kill you, Ruth. I have to.

Manhandled is one of those late 40s crime mysteries that feature film noir legends and film noir narrative tints, thus why it finds itself under the film noir banner. This is more a curse than a blessing. For it's not... read the rest.