Hard to Handle (film)

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Hard to Handle
Hard to Handle FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Written by Robert Lord
Wilson Mizner
Houston Branch (original story)
Starring James Cagney
Music by Cliff Hess (uncredited)
Cinematography Barney McGill
Edited by William Holmes
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • January 28, 1933 (1933-01-28)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hard to Handle (1933) is a pre-Code comedy film starring James Cagney as a breezily clowning con artist who organizes a Depression-era dance marathon. His character remarks at one point, "The mass is a cow. It must be milked". The movie was produced at Warner Bros. and directed by Mervyn LeRoy.


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