Manhandled (1924)

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Manhandled: Directed by Allan Dwan. With Gloria Swanson, Tom Moore, Lilyan Tashman, Ian Keith. Gloria Swanson plays Tessie McGuire, a shopgirl who, when her boyfriend breaks their date one evening, goes to a party with a louche crowd of artists and hangers-on. She wows them with some zesty mimicry, and so gains an introduction to a better-paying job, impersonating a high-toned Russian countess to attract snobby customers into a dressmaker’s establishment.

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