A fresh young beauty becomes an old maid waiting for her suitor to return from the Napoleonic wars. When he returns, clearly disappointed, she disguises herself as her own niece in order to test his loyalty.
Helen Jerome Eddy
Rose and Gregory, both Columbia University professors meet when Rose's sister answers Gregory's "personals" ad. Several times burned, the handsome-but-boring Gregory believes that sex has ... See full summary »
Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very ... See full summary »
Lonely in his English country estate, Sir Basil decides to gather his grown (albeit illegitimate) children around him in his declining years. He uses a ledger which keeps track of the ... See full summary »
Robert Z. Leonard
C. Aubrey Smith
This was actually Marie Dressler's turnaround film. After having quite a slump in her career, Dressler was apparently having her last meal at a restaurant before killing herself when Allan Dwan, who was sitting at a nearby table, ended up offering her the role for King Vidor that night. The movie was a success, and Dressler's career skyrocketed again. See more »
The Patsy is tremendous. The fact that this film is unavailable seems like a huge travesty, considering all the junk that has been released on video tape and DVD. Marion Davies seems to have practically invented the screwball style of comedy acting that became hugely popular in the 30's. But with the exception of a few film historians, no one seems to give her any credit. Popular culture tends to remember her as the untalented hack supposedly based on her in Citizen Kane. One thing that jumps out at me is her intelligence. She lets us see her thoughts in her face even while her expression is changing rapidly.
Ted Turner should get his head out of that tight, dark place and release a few hundred more classic films on DVD, and soon.
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