The Mad Miss Manton

Movies, Comedy

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Meddling heiress Melsa Manton (Barbara Stanwyck) heads a group of society girls known as the "Park Avenue Pranksters," who inadvertently become involved in a murder when they find a corpse and a stolen brooch in an empty house. After the body goes missing, a snide newspaper article on irresponsible socialites by editor Peter Ames (Henry Fonda) infuriates Melsa, who threatens libel. Despite Peter's involvement, Melsa begins her own investigation, only to turn up the brooch and another body.

Release details

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Cast and crew

Director: Leigh Jason
Screenwriter: Philip G Epstein
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck
Henry Fonda
Sam Levene
Frances Mercer
Stanley Ridges
Whitney Bourne
Hattie McDaniel
Penny Singleton