Manhandled turns 88 today! Before she was Norma Desmond, Gloria Swanson was a star of the silent screen and, frankly, she was Norma Desmond.
This 1924 beauty starring Gloria and Tom Moore is your classic tale of girl succeeding and then being accused of allowing herself to be “manhandled” in order to succeed. I mean it can’t be talent, right?
There’s some awesome footage of NYC subways in this one. Enjoy!
- Gloria Swanson - Tessie McGuire
- Tom Moore - Jim Hogan
- Lilyan Tashman - Pinkie Moran
- Ian Keith - Robert Brandt
- Arthur Housman - Chip Thorndyke
- Paul McAllister - Paul Garretson
- Frank Morgan - Arno Riccardi
- Pierre Collosse – Bippo (* as M. Collosse)
- Marie Shelton – Model
- Carrie Scott – Boarding House Keeper
- Ann Pennington - Herself
- Brooke Johns – Himself
- Frank Allworth – Salesman