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Director:
Writers:
Barry Conners (story) (play)
Agnes Christine Johnston (adaptation)
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Release Date:
22 April 1928 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her. | Add synopsis »
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A silent classic that showcases Marion Davies' comedic talent See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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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Runtime:
USA:78 min | 77 min (TCM print)
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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 »
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Patricia Harrington:When in Baghdad, do as Baghdaddies do!See more »
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Referenced in "MGM: When the Lion Roars" (1992)See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A silent classic that showcases Marion Davies' comedic talent, 15 July 2004
Author: Kareneeni from California

This film shows Marion Davies to her best advantage - not merely the beautiful girlfriend of William Randolph Hearst who got into the movies due to his pull, as I'd always assumed before viewing this film. She is truly hilarious and touching in this, and shows a great talent for mimicry. My only complaint is the music - a man named Vivek Maddala did the music for the 2003 re-release and I find it completely inappropriate to the film. I know silent-film scores quite well and this one just doesn't cut it, as far as I'm concerned. It didn't fit the mood of the movie at all - I've seen this movie at a repertory theater and the score used then (by who, I don't know) was vastly superior and lent much to my enjoyment of the film. Overall, however, this movie is worth seeing.

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