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Manhattan Madness (1916)

Steve O'Dare, a young New Yorker who has gone off to Nevada to be a cowboy, returns to New York to sell some horses. He bores his friends with tales of the exciting Western life, so they ... See full summary »

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Charles T. Dazey, E.V. Durling (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Douglas Fairbanks ... Steve O'Dare
Jewel Carmen ... The Girl
George Beranger ... The Butler
Ruth Darling Ruth Darling ... The Maid
Eugene Ormonde Eugene Ormonde ... Count Marinoff
Macey Harlam Macey Harlam ... The Villain (as Macey Harlan)
Warner Richmond ... Jack Osborne
John Richmond John Richmond ... Cupid Russell
Albert MacQuarrie ... Undetermined Secondary Role
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Steve O'Dare, a young New Yorker who has gone off to Nevada to be a cowboy, returns to New York to sell some horses. He bores his friends with tales of the exciting Western life, so they plot to trick him with a mock abduction. But although Steve falls for the gag, he ends up turning the tables on his friends. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy

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Connections

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Not a movie for rabid Fairbanks fans, but Jewel's will love it!
18 April 2010 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

The cleverly scripted "Manhattan Madness" (1916) doubtless went down a whole lot better with audiences at the time of its release. We more sophisticated movie watchers will quickly notice that Doug is NOT doing his own stunts. Mind you, he had a real good excuse. He was in hospital after an accident on the set in which he collided with an extra who discharged a pistol in his face. A blank, of course, but it had enough powder in it to burn Doug's skin! It put him in hospital for three weeks. The movie was also doubtless planned to clock in at twice the length of its present 32 minutes. Nonetheless, it's certainly entertaining and even witty (at least at the beginning), although few present-day fans will be taken in by the obvious artifice of its main plot. However, any film with Jewel Carmen is a good movie, and here she's at her glorious best!


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

1 October 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aito amerikkalaista See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Fine Arts Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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