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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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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)

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)
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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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Billy Caldwell:[Pretending to be a waiter, offering an appetizer to Ma Harrington] Noiseless celery from contented farms?See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Gem, 30 April 2007
Author: kerrydragon

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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