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The Patsy (1928)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  22 April 1928 (USA)
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An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her.

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Pa Harrington
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An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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22 April 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

C'est une gamine charmante  »

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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 »

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Patricia Harrington: It's a good thing it rains, or else there'd be no hay to make when the sun shines.
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Wonderful!
27 September 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is an absolutely wonderful film. Everybody is fantastically entertaining and endearing in it, and Marion Davies proves that she is far more than a pretty face. Hearst did not want her to become involved in comedies, believing drama to be far more dignified, and we're fortunate that she went against his wishes.

In this movie, her incredible comedic talent shines through--her acting ability, mimicry, and overall charm and energy make The Patsy lots of fun for everybody, including (it seems) the cast itself! Definitely one of the best silent films I've seen, full of laughs that rely on something other than pure slapstick.


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