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Superior Comedy But Not So Much Marion
6 April 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

When Marion Davies' obnoxious and rich stepfather dies, she is told she will inherit everything if she learns decent manners by living a year with his even more obnoxious brother and family. She wants to refuse, but decides to fulfill the terms of the will to repay people who invested in her stepfather's crooked schemes. However, that brother is residuary heir if she fails, so they determine to make her life so miserable that she will throw up her hands. Fortunately, Norman Kerry and she fall in love....

With Allan Dwan directing from a script by Anita Loos and John Emerson, this should have been a much better movie. However, despite some great bits and fine performances, Marion Davies is surprisingly uninteresting. She is amazingly beautiful, but for someone who in the next two decades would offer some marvelous comedic performances, she is rather inert. I strongly suspect that she was still learning her craft.

Even with that underwhelming performance, this is still a fine movie. I suspect that Miss Davies was trying to be dignified for the sake of her lover and producer, William Randolph Hearst, who preferred her in more dignified, historical roles.


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