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Dulcy (1940)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  4 October 1940 (USA)
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A dizzy young woman aranges to turn her inventor-boyfriend's vacation into a chance meeting with a possible investor who happens to be her brother's future father-in-law. And Wacky stuff happens.

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Lynne Carver ...
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Bill Ward (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Donald Huie ...
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Homer Patterson
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A dizzy young woman aranges to turn her inventor-boyfriend's vacation into a chance meeting with a possible investor who happens to be her brother's future father-in-law. And Wacky stuff happens.

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4 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dulcy, a Desastrada  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Lux Radio Theatre version starring Zasu Pitts aired June, 1936. See more »

Quotes

Dulcy Ward: I'm sure there's no snake in YOUR bed!
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Version of Not So Dumb (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Singin in the Rain
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung a cappella by Dan Dailey in the shower
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Zany, similar to "merrily we live"
21 April 2009 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

like the zany madcap film Merrily We Live, "Dulcy" is a week in the life of a trusting, upperclass family with too much money and not enough hobbies. When they meet up with strangers, they blindly invite them into their lives and into their house. Although mostly scrubbed clean for the production code, their ARE some ethnic jokes and slurs which were prevalent at the time. Billie Burke (best known as Glenda the Good Witch) was also in Merrily We Live, which also had a clever, fast-moving script. Beautiful outdoor photography of Lake Arrowhead, California, back in its hayday. The best part of this film is Reginald Gardiner, who plays one of the "Schuyler van Dykes" (really).... two years later Gardiner will play the hilarious Beverly Carlton in "The Man Who Came to Dinner". Viewers will also recognize Dad Forbes (Roland Young) from Topper and Philadelphia Story. The film goes in all directions and moves right along... fun flick as long as you don't look too closely at the plot.


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