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65 Ratings

The Patsy

Directed by King Vidor
United States, 1928
Silent, Comedy, Drama


Poor Pat is the black (blonde) sheep in a conniving female-dominated household with only her curmudgeonly father to sympathise.

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The Patsy Directed by King Vidor

Critics reviews

It’s a charmer. Maybe less ambitious than SHOW PEOPLE but funnier. Marion gets to freak out wicked stepmother Marie Dressler by pretending to be crazy, and she also performs (on the slenderest excuse) drop-dead accurate parodies of rival movie stars.
March 24, 2017
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What are people saying?

  • Roscoe's rating of the film The Patsy

    A charming romantic comedy of great warmth and energy, with fine performances from Davies, who just lights up the screen (her imitation of Lillian Gish is one of the comic highlights of the silent era) and the magnificent Marie Dressler.

  • SpacePirate's rating of the film The Patsy

    The Patsy is one of the great silent comedies/romcoms. Davies did her best work with Vidor. Dressler turned her career around here, and Jane Winton was never sexier imo, playing the attn starved mean sister beautifully. Davies impersonations of other stars of the day like Gish are spot on and alone are worth checking this one out. You'll stick around for the relatable family dynamic and comedy that results. 4.5 stars

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