Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

THE PATSY

USA, 1928 (MIFF 1978, American Silent Classics)

Director: King Vidor

The Patsy is the screen version of the stage play of the same title by Barry Connors, and many titles take over, verbatim, the witty lines of the play 'The Patsy' of the story is a younger sister who is imposed upon by an older sister and a mother, who favours the older daughter .

Father takes The Patsy's side, himself being somewhat of a Patsy.Efforts of the younger girl to attract the attention of the man who is courting her sister forms the basis of the comedy and plot.Toward the end, Miss Davies does a series of imitations of Pola Negri, Mae Murray and Lillian Gish.

See also...

THE BIG PARADE

USA, 1925
"The production of The Big Parade, cost two hun­dred and forty-five thousand dollars. It catapulted John Gilbert to the status of a major star, and advanced Renee Adoree and Karl Dane up th ladde… More »

THE CROWD

USA, 1928
One of the great silent films, The Crowd, is about John, an ambitious young man who fails in love and marries only to find that family life and ambition don't mix. Cast with unknown players, the film… More »

HOLLYWOOD MAVERICKS

USA, 1990
Maverick: 1. An unbranded animal: esp: a motherless calf. 2. An independent individual who refuses to conform with his group. - Webster's Dictionary ... Upon receiving the American Film Institute's L… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.