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The Patsy (1928)

Not Rated  |   |  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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Ma Harrington
Lawrence Gray ...
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Dell Henderson ...
Pa Harrington
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Grace 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)  »

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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 »

Quotes

Ma Harrington: Don't say ain't.
Pa Harrington: I've said ain't for twenty-five years.
Ma Harrington: That ain't so!
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Referenced in MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) See more »

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I had never seen Marion Davies in a movie until now.What a treat.Such a pretty,talented,funny,expressive ability she had.Charisma with a capital "C",a doll for sure.No wonder Hearst loved her so.Marie Dressler I have seen before,and she usually is the dominant mother,head of the household.She is stern, but comes through as caring in the end.I love everything about silents,the quirky,shaky movements,the old phones,the hairdo's and clothes.This movie transported me back in time to the twenties.I also liked marion's sister jane in this movie.She had a sexuality and charm that was rather advanced.Very flirtatious and fickle.Loved the scene where marion show's off different hats and those faces,priceless.


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