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The Patsy (1928)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 March 1928 (USA)
An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her.

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

Barry Conners (story), Ralph Spence (titles)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marion Davies ... Patricia Harrington
Orville Caldwell ... Tony Anderson
Marie Dressler ... Ma Harrington
Lawrence Gray ... Billy Caldwell
Dell Henderson ... Pa Harrington
Jane Winton ... Grace Harrington
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An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her.

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THE LEAP YEAR PICTURE! (Print Ad- Elmira Star-Gazette, ((Elmira NY)) 6 November 1928)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original Broadway production of "The Patsy" by Barry Conners opened on December 22, 1925 at the Booth Theater and ran for 245 performances. See more »

Quotes

Grace Harrington: I found her in Billy Caldwell's house - and they were both drunk.
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Alternate Versions

In 2004, a TCM aired a restored print with a new score by Vivek Maddala which runs 77 minutes. See more »

Connections

References Way Down East (1920) See more »

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Outstanding
28 May 2005 | by mikbyrSee all my reviews

The Patsy is tremendous. The fact that this film is unavailable seems like a huge travesty, considering all the junk that has been released on video tape and DVD. Marion Davies seems to have practically invented the screwball style of comedy acting that became hugely popular in the 30's. But with the exception of a few film historians, no one seems to give her any credit. Popular culture tends to remember her as the untalented hack supposedly based on her in Citizen Kane. One thing that jumps out at me is her intelligence. She lets us see her thoughts in her face even while her expression is changing rapidly.

Ted Turner should get his head out of that tight, dark place and release a few hundred more classic films on DVD, and soon.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$272,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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