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The Patsy (1964) was a Comedy Film directed by Jerry Lewis and produced by Ernest D. Glucksman.

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By Lara on Jun 10, 2014 From Backlots

Hello readers! I am happy to report that following a 2-week delay in delivery, the USPS has finally succeeded in delivering my next two Warner Archive titles, and they are great ones. I will start with one of my favorite silent comedies, a great treat from director King Vidor and one of Marion Davie... Read full article

SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL Day 2: Amazing Tales from the Archives, The First Born, Tokyo Chorus, The Patsy, The Golden Clown.

By Lara on Jul 20, 2013 From Backlots

The first full day of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival was full indeed, consisting of four feature-length silent movies and a fascinating behind-the-scenes presentation on the restoration of The Half Breed, premiering this afternoon. Beginning at 11:00 in the morning and continuing on straight... Read full article

The Patsy (1928)

By Brandy Dean on Feb 5, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

Marion Davis is best known these days as the long time mistress of William Randolph Hearst and the inspiration for Susan Alexander Kane in Citizen Kane. While both of these facts are indeed facts, the portrait they paint is of Davies is not only unfair, it’s flat out erroneous. Davies was alre... Read full article

THE PATSY (1928) King Vidor

By Silentfilmfanatic on Nov 16, 2009 From Noir and Chick Flicks

"The Patsy" (1928) is the first of three films that King Vidor directed with Marion Davies as the star. In this silent romantic comedy, Marion Davies plays Patricia Harrington, the neglected sister in a middle class family that presents the marvelous Marie Dressler as Ma Harrington and Jane Winton a... Read full article

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In the ending, Jerry Lewis' character supposedly falls from the terrace of a tall building then, as Ina Balin's character is bewailing his death, Lewis strolls past the edge of the terrace revealing that the whole thing is a movie set. Lewis and Balin then walk off the set. In an interview Lewis (who both co-wrote and directed) said that he couldn't think of a good ending so he decided to go this way.
Final film of Peter Lorre.
The plane crash scene at the beginning of the movie was taken from The Mountain.
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