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Not So Dumb (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 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 ... Dulcenia 'Dulcy' Parker
Elliott Nugent ... Gordon 'Gordy' Smith
Raymond Hackett ... Bill 'Willie' Parker
Franklin Pangborn ... Vincent Leach
Julia Faye ... Mrs. Eleanor Forbes
William Holden William Holden ... Charles Rogers Forbes
Donald Ogden Stewart ... Skylar Van Dyke / Horace Patterson
Sally Starr ... Angela Forbes
George Davis ... Perkins - The Butler
George Irving ... Blair Patterson
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Storyline

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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Also See: Sound News- "Mickey's Surprise" (print ad - Lubbock Evening Journal - Palace Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - April 8, 1930) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

About 40 minutes in, when Donald Ogden Stewart is at the piano, he plays a little snippet of "Singin' in the Rain," which had been introduced the previous year by Cliff Edwards and the Brox Sisters in MGM's "Hollywood Revue of 1929." The studio would use it several more times over the years, most famously in the 1952 film of the same title. See more »

Quotes

Dulcy: Many's the slip, twixt the cup and the lip; but, I know, that necessities invention's mama.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Aloha 'Oe
Music and (unused) lyrics by Liliuokalani
Played briefly on the piano by Donald Ogden Stewart
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Shrill and annoying
7 October 2020 | by jellopukeSee all my reviews

It's hard to see this now and not find Davies painfully annoying and borderline unwatchable. But you have to take into account the time it came out. It's a statically shot "farce" with thin characters and an attempt to have a dizzying plot but what you're left with is not much. It's based on a play and the lack of locations and flat staging shows that. Nothing much worth seeing anymore.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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