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Dulcy (1940)

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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S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Albert Mannheimer (screen play), Jerome Chodorov (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Sothern ... Dulcy Ward
Ian Hunter ... Gordon Daly
Roland Young ... Roger Forbes
Reginald Gardiner ... Schuyler Van Dyke
Billie Burke ... Eleanor Forbes
Lynne Carver ... Angela Forbes
Dan Dailey ... Bill Ward (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Donald Huie Donald Huie ... 'Sneezy'
Jonathan Hale ... Homer Patterson
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Henry
Hans Conried ... Vincent Leach
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Callahan Bobby Callahan ... Young Boy
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Storyline

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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BOISTEROUS STAGE HIT BECOMES SCREEN SCREAM! (original three-sheet poster-all caps)


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dulcy, a Desastrada See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's initial telecast took place in Los Angeles Thursday 8 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Philadelphia 1 October 1957, in New Haven CT 15 October 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8) , in Altoona PA 29 October 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Portland OR 12 November 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Lebanon PA 16 November 1957 on WLBR (Channel 15), in Seattle 17 November 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Norfolk VA 2 December 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Honolulu 14 January 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Hartford CT 27 January 1958 on WHCT (Channel 18), and in Chicago 8 February 1958 on WBBM (Channel 2); in San Francisco it first aired 27 January 1960 on KGO (Channel 7), but New York City television viewers didn't get a chance to take a look at it until 6 March 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). 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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Connections

Version of Dulcy (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

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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That Madcap Dulcy
26 March 2015 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Later entry in the madcap comedy sweepstakes is paper thin but buoyed by the charming Ann Sothern. Wedged in between two Maisie pictures she gets to be a bit more addled than that resourceful gal ever was. She "fixs" things that work fine breaking them in the process and generally glides through the picture creating havoc in her wake while remaining completely unscathed.

As with most MGM movies of the era she is surrounded by an amazing cast of some of the best character actors/actresses working at the time. Billie Burke is delightfully dizzy almost matching Sothern's daffiness but the real standout besides Ann is Roland Young as the target of her unintentional "good deeds".

Inventive and illuminating it is not but thanks to the charming performances of the cast led by Ann this little known picture is worth checking out.


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