Adventure in Manhattan

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Adventure in Manhattan
Theatrical poster
Directed by Edward Ludwig
Produced by Everett Riskin
Written by Sidney Buchman
Harry Sauber
Jack Kirkland
John Howard Lawson (uncredited)
May Edington (story)
Joseph Krumgold (story)
Starring Jean Arthur
Joel McCrea
Music by William Grant Still
Cinematography Henry Freulich
Edited by Otto Meyer
Distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • October 8, 1936 (1936-10-08)
Running time
73 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Adventure in Manhattan (UK title: Manhattan Madness) is a 1936 American comedy thriller film made by Columbia Pictures, and was directed by Edward Ludwig. The screenplay was written by Sidney Buchman, Harry Sauber, Jack Kirkland and John Howard Lawson (adaptation, uncredited). The story was written by Joseph Krumgold, suggested by "Purple and Fine Linen" by May Edington.


George Melville (Joel McCrea) is a know-it-all crime reporter who tracks down a robber. Claire Peyton (Jean Arthur) is the actress who puts one over on him.


Home media[edit]

The film is available on DVD as part of the Jean Arthur Comedy Collection, released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.[1]


  1. ^ Dave Kehr (November 11, 2011). "Sweetness With Spine". The New York Times. 

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