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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.

Hard to Handle
Hard to Handle FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byMervyn LeRoy
Written byRobert Lord
Wilson Mizner
Houston Branch (original story)
StarringJames Cagney
Music byCliff Hess (uncredited)
CinematographyBarney McGill
Edited byWilliam Holmes
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • January 28, 1933 (1933-01-28)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States


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