~Womanhandled~
1925
~108: Gladys Valerie, Unknown, Unknown & Richard Dix~
~Plot Synopsis~
Richard Dix and Esther Ralston starred together in several films during the latter half of the 1920s. This
Western-comedy was especially good, due in no small part to lively direction by Gregory LaCava. Bill
Dana, a member of New York society (Dix), meets Molly (Ralston) when he saves her from drowning in a
small pond in Central Park. Molly proceeds to spout off her disdain for all things Eastern, especially the
"womenhandled" men. In order to impress her, Dana heads out West to become a cowboy.
Unfortunately, he discovers that the West of the 1920s bears little relation to the rootin' tootin', lawless
days of old. There's no gunplay to be had -- it has been abolished -- and all the "real cowboys" have gone
to Hollywood to be in the movies. All that's left are a bunch of Easterners, and the ranch is loaded with
modern amenities. When Dana finds out that Molly is coming to see how he is progressing, he quickly
turns the ranch into the kind of raw, rough place she's expecting, down to acquiring some fake Indians. It
doesn't take long for Molly to see through the ruse, however, and she and Dana get into a fight. But then
she gets caught in a very real cattle stampede, and Dana comes to her rescue. This picture was based -- as
many silents were -- on a Saturday Evening Post story.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Gregory La Cava    

Written by: Luther Reed - adaptation

Based on the short story "Woman-handled" by Arthur Stringer in  Saturday
Evening Post  (May 2, 1925).
~Cast~

Richard Dix ...  Bill Dana
Esther Ralston ...  Mollie
Cora Williams ...  Aunt Abby
Olive Tell ...  Gwen
Eli Nadel ...  The Kid
Edmund Breese ...  Uncle Lester
Margaret Morris ...  Lucille
Ivan F. Simpson ...  Butler (as Ivan Simpson)
Edgar Nelson ...  Pinky
Tammany Young ...  Bit Part (uncredited)
Gladys Valerie ... Bit Part (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: Edward Cronjager    
Art Direction by: Ernst Fegté    
Presenters: Jesse L. Lasky & Adolph Zukor  

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: December 28, 1925