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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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(2 articles)
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Wonderful! 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)

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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Trivia:
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:
Patricia Harrington:[Pretending to be off her rocker in order to gain Ma's symphathy] You know how you feel when you don't know how you feel? That's how I feel.See more »

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18 out of 19 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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