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Not So Dumb (1930)

Passed | | Comedy | 2 February 1930 (USA)
Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

George S. Kaufman (play), Marc Connelly (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marion Davies ... Dulcy
Elliott Nugent ... Gordon
Raymond Hackett ... Bill
Franklin Pangborn ... Leach
Julia Faye ... Mrs. Forbes
William Holden William Holden ... Mr. Forbes
Donald Ogden Stewart ... Van Dyke
Sally Starr ... Angela
George Davis ... Perkins
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Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

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Taglines:

A laugh in every line...and a howl in every scene. The Comedy Hit Of The Talking Screen See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dulcy See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

About 40 minutes in, when the guy is playing at the piano, you can hear a little snippet of the song "Singin' in the Rain," made very popular in the 1952 film of the same name! See more »

Quotes

Dulcy: Now, somebody tell me, which is higher? A heart or a spade? Or, do you discard from strength to weakness, Mr. Forbes? Of course, it really doesn't matter unless we're playing for money. Are we playing for money? Well, we can decide that after the game. But, I always like to know what my partner's rules are. So many people have different ideas of playing bridge. For instance, some people want you to give them the bid on a weak no trump! Of course, it's customary to give your partner your long ...
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Alternate Versions

MGM also released a silent version of this film. See more »

Connections

Version of Dulcy (1940) See more »

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Comedic mis-fire from Vidor and Davies
15 September 2000 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

Stiffly-done farce in which Davies plays an obnoxious character, and the result is not only obnoxious but almost unbearable. Way before Lucy, this is the wacky dame who puts her foot in her mouth too many times and in endless variations. Kaufmann and Connelly's lines fall flat, and Vidor seems to be a little frightened of the microphone in this early talky. Some of the lesser characters are funny in a Rodney Dangerfield sort of way, and the "other William Holden" is good as a pompous businessman.


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