Stage struck Lydia Weston leaves her small Texas town for Broadway. Left behind is her steady beau Peter. Lydia sends letters and news clippings back home telling everyone she's now a big ... See full summary »
Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.
Merton Gill is longing to become a cowboy actor and leaves his hometown to try his luck in Hollywood, but there his acting ability is regarded as non-existent. Actress Flips gives him a ... See full summary »
Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn poses as An American interested in a dress and Snap conceals a camera in his cane. ... See full summary »
Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married to Harriet Vane, who writes crime novels, at a big Society wedding. Harriet has little charms made so that they both promise ... See full summary »
Arthur B. Woods,
Andrew Plummer is content living in an old soldiers home, but he agrees to move in with his son and his wife thinking that his son needs help with his business. Andrew later finds out that ... See full summary »
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 »
This is at least the third time that the stage play "Dulcy" by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly was made by MGM into a film. A silent featuring Constance Talmadge appeared in 1923. Version No. 2 appears under the title "Not So Dumb" in 1930 and features Marion Davies (directed by King Vidor). A CD version is available featuring Zazu Pitts in a 1935 radio broadcast and you can pull down off the internet a 1937 radio version with Gracie Allen. Dulcy must have been a real hit on the stage and I would expect that the Gracie Allen version was a hoot. I just did not think this was a slap on the leg comedy that aged well for viewers the 21st Century. The story's premise is that a scatterbrained young woman tries to turn a weekend social event into a business opportunity for her fiancé. Ann Sothern is a good actress but the material just does not seem quite as funny as it obviously must have decades ago. There are clever written gags and lots of physical comedy. The material has the actresses in the lead playing as if they were actually dumb - not just clever and using being dumb as a technique to get their way. Today we no longer find funny folks who are not that bright and who seem to glide through life oblivious to their situation. All ends well, despite Dulcy's efforts, and perhaps some of you will find this a pleasant diversion. Recommended for social scientists and anthropologists attempting to research what was funny to us when.
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