Manhandled (1949)

Merl Kramer works as a stenographer for a psychiatrist. She is casually dating Karl Benson, a private eye and former cop. Merl mentions in passing that one of her boss’s patients is an author with recurring dreams of murdering his wife, and she includes the fact that the wife owns valuable jewels. When the wife is found murdered in a manner identical to that of her husband’s dream, the husband is naturally the prime suspect.

Director: Lewis R. Foster.
Stars: Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden, Irene Hervey, Phillip Reed, Harold Vermilyea, Alan Napier, Art Smith, Irving Bacon.

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  1. Robert M
    March 24, 2019
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    This isn’t quite a gem but almost! I was surprised to find myself most intrigued by Art Smith, who plays the detective in charge of the investigation. Movie plot a little more understandable and better written than most noir films. Dan Duryea and Sterling Hayden are such weak actors lol. But Lamour is so pretty! A very decent noir.

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