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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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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

The final film collaboration between Marion Davies and King Vidor. See more »

Quotes

Dulcy: I always say, the only way to do others is to do them the same way they do you.
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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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Not so good, II
8 January 2012 | by lshelhamerSee all my reviews

This, the first sound picture based on the Broadway hit "Dulcy", is possibly the worst Marion Davies movie I've seen. She monopolizes and mugs her way through every scene. There is even a very un-PC comment she makes toward the end of the scene in the billiard room. Her co-stars' acting is awkward and stilted. The only exception is Raymond Hackett as Davies' younger brother. I haven't seen any of his other work, but he seemed to have a natural presence before the camera. Then, of course, there is Franklin Pangborn's stereotypic characterization. The editing and continuity are awful. The director also wastes a chance to see a rare acting role from the writer Donald Ogden Stewart(Sr.).


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