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Reducing (1931)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  3 January 1931 (USA)
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A beauty parlor manager has her sister help her with interesting results.

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(as Charles F. Riesner)

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Cast

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Marie Truffle
Polly Moran ...
Polly Rochay
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Vivian Truffle
Lucien Littlefield ...
Elmer Truffle
William Collier Jr. ...
Johnnie Beasley (as Buster Collier Jr.)
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Joyce Rochay
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Tommy Haverly
Billy Naylor ...
Jerry Truffle
Jay Ward ...
Marty Truffle
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A beauty parlor manager has her sister help her with interesting results.

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Comedy | Drama

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3 January 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Academia de Beleza  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Marie Truffle: [at the train station searching franticly under her blouse for her pocketbook] Oh, there she is. It slipped. Oh, my land. Now how am I going to get it? Oh, what am I going to do?
Old Man with White Beard in Train Line: Can I help ya, lady?
Marie Truffle: You can *not*! There's no fool like an old fool.
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The Old Folks at Home
(Swanee River) (1851) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played in part on flute by Lucien Littlefield
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Uneven but Funny
1 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Marie Dressler stars as a woman from South Bend, IN who comes east to visit her sister (Polly Moran) who runs a fancy beauty salon. Each sister has a beautiful daughter: Dressler has Anita Page; Moran has snooty Sally Eilers. Dressler has has 2 boys and a failed husband (Lucien Littlefield). The cousins begin scrapping over "catch" William Collier, Jr., while another beau (William Bakewell) mopes around. Before long the sisters are quarreling too. Roscoe Ates is the ticket seller. Sitcom comedy/drama but worth a look for the Dressler-Moran pairing as well as the nice deco sets or Moran's home and salon. This film takes an interesting turn at the end.

Funniest bit is probably Dressler trying to buy train tickets from the stuttering Ates while the long line of people behind Dressler look on. Ates asks her where she wants to go. She finally says New York. Ates asks, "Do you want to go by Buffalo?" After a perfect comedic pause and a few facial twitches she responds, "No, I want to go by train."

And oh, the little boy (the one who gets his foot caught in a spittoon), Jay Ward, grew up to create Rocky and Bullwinkle.


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