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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), Agnes Christine Johnston (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patsy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of three films Marion Davies would star in with Lawrence Gray. See more »

Quotes

Billy Caldwell: [Pretending to be a waiter, offering an appetizer to Ma Harrington] Noiseless celery from contented farms?
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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 Scarlet Letter (1926) See more »

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Wonderful!
27 September 2004 | by DevotchkaSee all my reviews

This is an absolutely wonderful film. Everybody is fantastically entertaining and endearing in it, and Marion Davies proves that she is far more than a pretty face. Hearst did not want her to become involved in comedies, believing drama to be far more dignified, and we're fortunate that she went against his wishes.

In this movie, her incredible comedic talent shines through--her acting ability, mimicry, and overall charm and energy make The Patsy lots of fun for everybody, including (it seems) the cast itself! Definitely one of the best silent films I've seen, full of laughs that rely on something other than pure slapstick.


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