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Directed byGregory La Cava
Written byArthur Stringer (story)
Luther Reed (adaptation)
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
StarringRichard Dix
Esther Ralston
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 28, 1925 (1925-12-28)
Running time
7 reels (6,765 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Womanhandled is a 1925 American silent comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures. It is based on a short story by Arthur Stringer and stars Richard Dix and Esther Ralston.[1][2]


Bill Dana (Richard Dix) meets Mollie (Esther Ralston) in the park and is smitten. Mollie expresses admiration for the rugged men of the west, and Bill decides to go to his Uncle Lester's (Edmund Breese) ranch to man up and deserve Mollie's love. Upon arrival he finds that the west isn't quite so wild anymore, with cowboys herding cows in cars and his uncle spending a lot of time on the golf course. Bill settles in to enjoy his stay, but after a while Mollie announces she is coming for a visit. Bill and Uncle Lester cook up a plan to pass as rugged for a day or so, forcing the cowboys onto horses and dressing the servants up as Native Americans, and Mollie is fooled. When she decides to stay longer, Bill puts on a show of being too rugged. He eats with atrocious table manners and picks a fight with a farmhand. Mollie decides she preferred him un-rugged.

A print of Womanhandled is held at the Library of Congress.[3]



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