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The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

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When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Melsa Manton
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Peter Ames
Sam Levene ...
Lieutenant Brent
Frances Mercer ...
Helen Frayne
Stanley Ridges ...
Edward Norris
Whitney Bourne ...
Pat James
Vickie Lester ...
Kit Beverly (as Vicki Lester)
Ann Evers ...
Lee Wilson
Catherine O'Quinn ...
Dora Fenton
Linda Perry ...
Myra Frost (as Linda Terry)
Eleanor Hansen ...
Jane
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Hilda (as Hattie McDaniels)
James Burke ...
Sullivan
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Bat Regan
Penny Singleton ...
Frances Glesk
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Storyline

Madcap debutante Melsa Manton finds a body in a deserted house. Of course, the police don't believe her. Stung by Peter Ames's front page editorial decrying her "prank," Melsa enlists seven fellow debs to help her investigate. The wisecracking young ladies proceed to run circles around the police, the suspects, and the press. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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21 October 1938 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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Trivia

Peter Ames is editor of "The Morning Clarion" newspaper. See more »

Goofs

When Melsa first calls the police at the beginning of the movie. The police cars are rushing to the Lane mansion. As they pass "Jones Drug Co" and "Barber Shop" the signs are backwards (mirror images). See more »

Quotes

Hilda: [throwing an entire pitcher of water in Peter's face] sorry Mr. Ames, it was orders! but, I used distilled water.
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During the opening credits, a flashlight lights up each page of credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Home on the Range
Music by Daniel E. Kelley (1904)
Lyrics by Brewster 'Bruce' Higley (1873)
Sung a cappella by James Burke
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Wonderful Fonda-Stanwyk vehicle!
16 May 2005 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I think this may be Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck's first movie together and sparks fly. The dialog is fast and witty. The actual mystery shown in the movie is irrelevant. If you like films from the 30's and have already seen the classics such as The Lady Eve and Palm Beach Story, then definitely see this. I wish Henry Fonda had done more comedy but he makes up for lost time here. Unlike The Lady Eve, where he is primarily the straight man (with terrific physical comedy), in the Mad Miss Manton he gives as good as he gets with his leading lady. I don't know why this movie doesn't get more attention. I think it is a lot funnier than "The Male Animal". For another comedic effort of Fonda's, watch Tales of Manhattan. He has a gem of a scene with Ginger Rogers.


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