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Barry Conners (story) (play)
Agnes Christine Johnston (adaptation)
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Release Date:
22 April 1928 (USA) See more »
An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Marion Davies ... Patricia Harrington
Orville Caldwell ... Tony Anderson

Marie Dressler ... Ma Harrington
Lawrence Gray ... Billy Caldwell
Dell Henderson ... Pa Harrington

Jane Winton ... Grace Harrington
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
King Vidor 
Writing credits
Barry Conners (story) (play)

Agnes Christine Johnston (adaptation and continuity)

Ralph Spence (titles)

Produced by
Marion Davies .... producer (uncredited)
William Randolph Hearst .... producer (uncredited)
King Vidor .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Vivek Maddala 
Cinematography by
John F. Seitz 
Film Editing by
Hugh Wynn 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Costume Design by
Gilbert Clark 
Music Department
Richard Bronskill .... orchestrator
Vivek Maddala .... conductor

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USA:78 min | 77 min (TCM print)
Aspect Ratio:
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The original Broadway production of "The Patsy" by Barry Conners opened on December 22, 1925 at the Booth Theater and ran for 245 performances.See more »
Patricia Harrington:It's a good thing it rains, or else there'd be no hay to make when the sun shines.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "MGM: When the Lion Roars" (1992)See more »


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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful!, 27 September 2004
Author: Devotchka from Canada

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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