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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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Jonathan Hale ...
Homer Patterson
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
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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)  »

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Dulcy, a Desastrada  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Lee Phelps is listed as a cast member in studio records for this film "Dulcy (1940)," but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Dulcy Ward: [airplane roars right over their head] He's probably one of those hit and fly drivers.
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Version of Not So Dumb (1930) See more »

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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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Loses something over the years
19 March 2005 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

This is at least the third time that the stage play "Dulcy" by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly was made by MGM into a film. A silent featuring Constance Talmadge appeared in 1923. Version No. 2 appears under the title "Not So Dumb" in 1930 and features Marion Davies (directed by King Vidor). A CD version is available featuring Zazu Pitts in a 1935 radio broadcast and you can pull down off the internet a 1937 radio version with Gracie Allen. Dulcy must have been a real hit on the stage and I would expect that the Gracie Allen version was a hoot. I just did not think this was a slap on the leg comedy that aged well for viewers the 21st Century. The story's premise is that a scatterbrained young woman tries to turn a weekend social event into a business opportunity for her fiancé. Ann Sothern is a good actress but the material just does not seem quite as funny as it obviously must have decades ago. There are clever written gags and lots of physical comedy. The material has the actresses in the lead playing as if they were actually dumb - not just clever and using being dumb as a technique to get their way. Today we no longer find funny folks who are not that bright and who seem to glide through life oblivious to their situation. All ends well, despite Dulcy's efforts, and perhaps some of you will find this a pleasant diversion. Recommended for social scientists and anthropologists attempting to research what was funny to us when.


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