Cinema: The New Pictures May 7, 1928

The Patsy. King Vidor, director of The Big Parade, has more recently gone in for cinemastudies of the average U. S. inhabitant (or babbitt, as some prefer). His findings are two of the finest films of the year: The Crowd, tragic story of a Manhattan clerk and wife; The Patsy, funny episodes of a suburban family that spends Sunday tiring itself out by trying to rest.

Marion Davies, who has taken off weight, plays the part of Patsy. She is abused by her sister and her mother (Marie Dressier with a face that could...

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