The Mad Miss Manton
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The Mad Miss Manton
Wealthy socialite Melsa Manton (Barbara Stanwyck) is taking her pooches for a walk in the dead of the night when she stumbles upon a dead body and a car fleeing the scene of the crime. She alerts the police but the corpse has disappeared by the time they arrive, and the lieutenant, knowing of her madcap reputation, believes she was playing a practical joke. After newspaper editor Peter Ames (Henry Fonda) takes her to task in print, she sues him for libel and enlists the aid of her society friends in tracking down the body and finding the killer. Eventually, Ames comes around to believing… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A mildly funny screwball comedy-mystery thriller that is overall more thirties stylish than witty."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Mad Miss Manton succeeds as a romantic comedy more than it succeeds as a mystery."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
More reviews for The Mad Miss Manton on Rotten Tomatoes