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Dulcy (1940)

Passed | | Comedy | 4 October 1940 (USA)
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

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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
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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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Comedy

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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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lee Phelps is listed as a cast member in studio records for this film "Dulcy (1940)," but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Dulcy Ward: I'm sure there's no snake in YOUR bed!
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Connections

Version of Not So Dumb (1930) 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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Zany, similar to "merrily we live"
21 April 2009 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

like the zany madcap film Merrily We Live, "Dulcy" is a week in the life of a trusting, upperclass family with too much money and not enough hobbies. When they meet up with strangers, they blindly invite them into their lives and into their house. Although mostly scrubbed clean for the production code, their ARE some ethnic jokes and slurs which were prevalent at the time. Billie Burke (best known as Glenda the Good Witch) was also in Merrily We Live, which also had a clever, fast-moving script. Beautiful outdoor photography of Lake Arrowhead, California, back in its hayday. The best part of this film is Reginald Gardiner, who plays one of the "Schuyler van Dykes" (really).... two years later Gardiner will play the hilarious Beverly Carlton in "The Man Who Came to Dinner". Viewers will also recognize Dad Forbes (Roland Young) from Topper and Philadelphia Story. The film goes in all directions and moves right along... fun flick as long as you don't look too closely at the plot.


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