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Reducing (1931)

 -  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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(dialogue continuity), (additional dialogue), 2 more credits »
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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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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Elmer Truffle: Hello, Tommy.
[to Marie]
Elmer Truffle: Who was at the door?
Marie Truffle: Lindbergh to take me flying, but I couldn't go.
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Featured in The Big Parade of Comedy (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Fine Dressler/Moran comedy
2 May 2005 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

The second of three co-starring MGM early talkie comedy vehicles for the team of Marie Dressler and Polly Moran. Again Dressler shines in both comedy and drama as Marie Truffle, a mid-western relation who brings her entire family to New York City to join her sister in a beauty salon. There is slapstick a plenty, but there's romance and drama as well.

Dressler was one of a kind and it's tragic that her life was cut short just as she was experiencing so late in life her well deserved super stardom. After only three years of acclaim (1931-33), she died of cancer. See this one along with the other two Moran films, PROSPERITY and POLITICS for a fun time.


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