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The Patsy (1928)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 March 1928 (USA)
An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her.

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

Barry Conners (story), Ralph Spence (titles)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marion Davies ... Patricia Harrington
Orville Caldwell ... Tony Anderson
Marie Dressler ... Ma Harrington
Lawrence Gray ... Billy Caldwell
Dell Henderson ... Pa Harrington
Jane Winton ... Grace Harrington
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Storyline

An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her.

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The "dumb Dora" of the family, Marion develops personality, grabs Cupid by the forelock, and how she gets her man, makes one of the most hilarious pictures this year. (Print ad-Amherstburg Echo, ((Amherstburg, PO)) 4 May 1928) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This was actually Marie Dressler's turnaround film. After having quite a slump in her career, Dressler was apparently having her last meal at a restaurant before killing herself when Allan Dwan, who was sitting at a nearby table, ended up offering her the role for King Vidor that night. The movie was a success, and Dressler's career skyrocketed again. See more »

Quotes

Patricia Harrington: Doesn't that music go right to your feet?
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Alternate Versions

In 2004, a TCM aired a restored print with a new score by Vivek Maddala which runs 77 minutes. See more »

Connections

References The Birth of a Nation (1915) See more »

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A must see
22 July 2001 | by lmpc219See all my reviews

If any has ever doubted that Marion Davies couldn't act or hold her own against the biggest names of the time need go no further than this film. Her talent along with the always wonderful Marie Dressler made a good film a great film!

Her crowning moment is her dead on impressions. Especially her Lillian Gish. Her comic timing along with her beauty is a win win situation.

A must see for Marion Davies fans.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

10 March 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$272,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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