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Not So Dumb (1930)

Passed | | Comedy | 2 February 1930 (USA)
Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

George S. Kaufman (play), Marc Connelly (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marion Davies ... Dulcy
Elliott Nugent ... Gordon
Raymond Hackett ... Bill
Franklin Pangborn ... Leach
Julia Faye ... Mrs. Forbes
William Holden William Holden ... Mr. Forbes
Donald Ogden Stewart ... Van Dyke
Sally Starr ... Angela
George Davis George Davis ... Perkins
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Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

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Taglines:

A laugh in every line...and a howl in every scene. The Comedy Hit Of The Talking Screen

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dulcy See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Marion Davies stars as Dulcy, the role Lynn Fontanne originated on Broadway in 1921. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Forbes: What does that mean?
Angela: Why, nothing.
Mr. Forbes: Isn't it enough to have Angela go tramping off with that - that brainless, idiotic motion picture jackass!
Angela: Why, Mr. Leach is the most charming man. He's very successful.
Mr. Forbes: Oh, bah! And on top of it all, I come here and find you spooning with Van Dyke!
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Alternate Versions

MGM also released a silent version of this film. See more »

Connections

Version of Dulcy (1923) See more »

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**** Misfire
16 February 2018 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

This was an egregious misfire, considering the talent involved. I kept waiting for a belly laugh or even a chuckle, but I could barely force one throughout the picture. Marion Davies was a talented comedienne, but here her timing seemed off and she appeared ill at ease with the material. All I could think of was that this must have worked better onstage, as it was adapted from a play by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly, two of the biggest names on Broadway at the time. To top that, the Director was King Vidor, one of Hollywood's best. I thought the website rating was overly generous by half, which is what I rated it; half of it.


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