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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.

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