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The Mad Miss Manton

Year:
Duration:
80 min
Genres:
Comedy | Crime | Mystery | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.9
Director:
Leigh Jason
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1938-10-21
Filming Locations: Columbia/Warner Bros. Ranch - 411 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
The Mad Miss Manton
Henry Fonda
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
Hattie McDaniel
Hilda (as Hattie McDaniels)
James Burke
Sullivan
Paul Guilfoyle
Bat Regan
Penny Singleton
Frances Glesk
Leona Maricle
Sheila Lane
Kay Sutton
Gloria Hamilton
Miles Mander
Fred Thomas
John Qualen
Subway Watchman
Grady Sutton
D.A.'s Secretary
Olin Howland
Mr. X
Frank Anthony
Policeman (uncredited)
Irving Bacon
Mr. Spengler - the Process Server (uncredited)
Harry A. Bailey
Booking Sergeant (uncredited)
Ed Brady
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Lynton Brent
Clerk (uncredited)
John Butler
Waiter (uncredited)
Harry Campbell
Harold (uncredited)
James Carlisle
Minor Role (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler
Detective with Machine Gun (uncredited)
George Chandler
Newspaper Man (uncredited)
William Corson
Ronnie Belden (uncredited)
Tom Costello
Minor Role (uncredited)
Wade Crosby
Writer (uncredited)
Virginia Dabney
Secretary (uncredited)
George DeNormand
Minor Role (uncredited)
Mary Jo Desmond
Charity Ball Guest (uncredited)
Paul Everton
Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
Harry Fleischmann
Minor Role (uncredited)
Byron Foulger
Assistant News Editor (uncredited)
Otto Fries
Homicide Detective (uncredited)
Charles Halton
Popsy - the Lawyer (uncredited)
Vinton Hayworth
Peter's Secretary (uncredited)
Donald Kerr
Ben - Melsa's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Mike Lally
Las Palmas Club Dance Floor Extra (uncredited)
Buck Mack
Minor Role (uncredited)
George Magrill
Policeman (uncredited)
Matt McHugh
Frisco - False Waiter (uncredited)
Charles McMurphy
Policeman (uncredited)
Robert Middlemass
District Attorney (uncredited)
Lillian Miles
Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Mitchell
Minor Role (uncredited)
Leonard Mudie
Managing Editor (uncredited)
Ted Oliver
Detective (uncredited)
Emory Parnell
Doorman (uncredited)
Harvey Parry
Stuntman (uncredited)
Gerald Pierce
Newsboy (uncredited)
Fred Rapport
Headwaiter (uncredited)
Jack Rice
Doctor (uncredited)
Walter Sande
Jim - Investigator for Peter (uncredited)
Buster Slaven
Messenger Boy with Telegrams (uncredited)
Cy Slocum
Minor Role (uncredited)
Michael Stark
Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Charity Ball Guest (uncredited)
Jean Stevens
Minor Role (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan
Police Detective (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan
Minor Role (uncredited)
William Tannen
Drunk Who Trips in Las Palmas Club (uncredited)
Carlie Taylor
Charity Ball Guest (uncredited)
Edward Thomas
Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge
Minor Role (uncredited)
Pauline Wagner
Charity Ball Guest (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin
Mr. Fenton (uncredited)
Barrett Whitelaw
Minor Role (uncredited)
Douglas Williams
Policeman (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson
Norris' Attorney (uncredited)
Jane Woodworth
Charity Ball Guest (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Katherine Hepburn turned down the role of Melsa Manton after the poor box-office of Bringing Up Baby.
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The first of three screen teamings of Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck. All were comedies.
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Peter Ames is editor of "The Morning Clarion" newspaper.
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Goofs
In a romantic scene in the middle of the film Melsa tells Peter, that "she's had dozens of cigarette lighters but none of them worked." However, at the start of the film when she snoops around the Lane house, she uses a WORKING cigarette lighter as a torch.
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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).
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Quotes
Peter Ames: [Referring to Melsa] Isn't she wonderful? That's the girl I'm going to marry.
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Peter Ames: [to Melsa] You're up to your beautiful hips in murder!
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Peter Ames: We'll go to South America, for six months - maybe we'll never come back!
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Photos from cast
Barbara Stanwyck
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