Adventure in Manhattan (1936)

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Adventure in Manhattan (UK title: Manhattan Madness) is a 1936 American comedy thriller film made by Columbia Pictures, and was directed by Edward Ludwig. The screenplay was written by Sidney Buchman, Harry Sauber, Jack Kirkland and John Howard Lawson (adaptation, uncredited). The story was written by Joseph Krumgold, suggested by "Purple and Fine Linen" by May Edington.

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Joel McCrea plays a hotshot reporter who thinks he knows everything and Jean Arthur plays an actress who puts one over on him... (source:


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Claire Peyton

George Melville

Blackton Gregory

Phil Bane

Mark Gibbs

John Gallaudet



Phillip Rupert

Extra Outside Crime Scene

Undetermined Role

Police Sergeant

Romaine Callender
Old Taxi Driver

City Editor

Nurse Katie - Actress in Play

Clyde Courtright
Doorman at Beauty Parlor

Young Attendant

Henchman Jeff


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Adventure in Manhattan (1936) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date8 October 1936
TaglineTHE GAL WHO TOOK MR. DEEDS TO TOWN STEPS OUT AGAIN...this time with handsome Joel the year's merriest melee of mirth!
GenreComedy, Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Drama
LanguageEnglish, French
Sound MixMono
ColorBlack and White
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassRomantic Mystery, Crime Thriller
ThemesJewel Theft, Art Theft, Assumed Identities, Cons and Scams

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