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Directed byAllan Dwan
Written byFrank Tuttle (scenario)
Julian Johnson (titles)
Based onthe short story "Manhandled"
by Arthur Stringer
Produced byAllan Dwan
StarringGloria Swanson
Tom Moore
Lilyan Tashman
Ian Keith
Frank Morgan
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Edited byJulian Johnson
William LeBaron
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 4, 1924 (1924-08-04)
Running time
7 reels (6,998 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Manhandled is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Gloria Swanson. The film was produced by Famous Players-Lasky at their East Coast Astoria Studios facility and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The supporting cast includes Frank Morgan.[1] A young woman goes out partying when her hard-working boyfriend neglects her.

Prints exist of this Swanson feature.[2][3]


The shop girl Tessie McGuire is invited by her boss to a fun party. There she acts like a Russian duchess. The owner of an expensive department store hires her to attract customers. As she finds her way in the New York's higher milieu, she alienates most of her friends.



  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Manhandled
  2. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p.111 c.1978 by the American Film Institute
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Manhandled