Fun Size Review: Manhandled (1925)


Gloria Swanson sheds glamor for a stick of chewing gum. She plays a shop girl who feels neglected by her inventor boyfriend so she gets her kicks posing as a Russian countess. Unsavory men start sniffing around and Gloria has to beat them off with a club. That or smack her gum at them.


Needless to say, chaos ensues. Swanson’s return to her comedy roots is a pleasant and unpretentious little romance that plays to her strengths.

[toggler title=”How does it end? (click here for a spoiler)” ]Gloria’s boyfiend thinks she is cheating and dumps her but all is forgiven when he realizes how much she loves him. Oh, and he becomes a millionaire with his inventions.[/toggler]

If it were a dessert it would be:


Homemade chewing gum. We’re taking something back to where it began!

You can read my full-length review here.



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