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According to the October 26, 1929 edition of Exhibitors Herald-World, the opening driving scenes were filmed near Pasadena, CA. An eight-cylinder car was required, since it was discovered using a six-cylinder one caused interference with the sound recording. The "engine explosions" were "out of time with the high sound-wave frequency of the microphone." A platform was built over the front bumper where cameras and microphones were mounted, then cables were run to a sound recording truck that drove ahead. Elliott Nugent had to maintain a speed of 20 mph in his car to keep the pace even with the sound truck. See more »
Sell everything. Everything!
War with Spain.
You mean, war between Spain and this country?
Oh, no. Spain and Abyssinia. I was talking for two hours with J.P. Morgan yesterday. But, keep it under your hat.
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MGM also released a silent version of this film. See more »
In sunny California, madcap party hostess Marion Davies (as Dulcinea "Dulcy" Parker) tries to impress stuffy businessmen for fiancé jeweler Elliott Nugent (as Gordon "Gordy" Smith). Tailor-made for Ms. Davies from dependable material (a hit play and silent film adaptation as "Dulcy"), "Not So Dumb" doesn't live up to the new title. The soundtrack is primitive, with Davies' voice sounding the worst. MGM's production team, director King Vidor, plus a supporting cast led by cute Raymond Hackett (as Bill "Willie" Parker) and comedian Franklin Pangborn (as Vincent Leach) help a little. Davies scatterbrain character is evidenced by her mixing up sayings, like: "The early worm always gets the bird," and "I just knew there was a woodpile in the " Not so funny.
**** Not So Dumb (2/2/30) King Vidor ~ Marion Davies, Elliott Nugent, Raymond Hackett, Franklin Pangborn
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