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MANHANDLED (1924) and SOLD AT AUCTION (1923)
and SOLD AT AUCTION (1923)
MANHANDLED starring Gloria Swanson, Lilyan Tashman, Tom Moore, Ian Keith, Arthur Housman and Frank Morgan. Directed by Allan Dwan. Poor Tessie McGuire is a working girl trying to make her way in the big city. She must navigate the trials of the New York subway system and do battle with her frantic customers at Tasman's department store. She make a hit when she snags an invite to a posh party and embarks on adventures that include becoming an artist's model and posing as a Russian Countess! A pleasing and energetic romp, this is one of Gloria Swanson's very best comedies!
Original piano score performed by Paul Norman!
SOLD AT AUCTION (1923) starring Snub Pollard and James Finlayson. As a baby, Snub is left abandoned in a basket on a stranger's front stoop. Twenty five years later, he's still living in the basket! Snub gets a job helping an auction house sell off their merchandise. They have a large selection of brass knuckles and blackjacks. Snub's job is to demonstrate how these handy items are used -- on him! When Finlayson goes on vacation, Snub and his pals accidentally sell off his furniture. Now Snub's job is to get it all back. This film is absolutely hilarious! The action is almost impossible to describe! It's jammed with comedy, stunts and amazing special effects for the day. A real winner!
Original music score composed and performed by Ben Model!
Gloria Swanson, Lilyan Tashman, Tom Moore, Ian Keith, Arthur Housman, Frank Morgan, Snub Pollard and James Finlayson.