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Not So Dumb (1930)

Passed | | Comedy | 2 February 1930 (USA)
Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

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Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

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A laugh in every line...and a howl in every scene. The Comedy Hit Of The Talking Screen

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The final film collaboration between Marion Davies and King Vidor. See more »

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Bill: I've come to the conclusion that Dulcy must have been adopted by the family.
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Version of Dulcy (1940) See more »

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Not so good, II
8 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This, the first sound picture based on the Broadway hit "Dulcy", is possibly the worst Marion Davies movie I've seen. She monopolizes and mugs her way through every scene. There is even a very un-PC comment she makes toward the end of the scene in the billiard room. Her co-stars' acting is awkward and stilted. The only exception is Raymond Hackett as Davies' younger brother. I haven't seen any of his other work, but he seemed to have a natural presence before the camera. Then, of course, there is Franklin Pangborn's stereotypic characterization. The editing and continuity are awful. The director also wastes a chance to see a rare acting role from the writer Donald Ogden Stewart(Sr.).


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