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October 24, 2011

Captured on film: The True Story of Marion Davies

Blonde, beautiful and talented, Marion Davies was the first and funniest of the screwball comediennes. She combined zany slapstick with exuberant mimicry. This combines archival film clips with interviews and rare home movies to explore her life and work.
Special features: Quality Street / director, Sidney Franklin ; from a story by James M. Banrie ; piano score, Philip Carli. Starring Marion Davies, Conrad Nagel, Helen Jerome Eddy, Flora Finch, Margaret Seddon, Marcelle Corday, Kate Price (1927, b&w, 110 min.); Marion Davies stills gallery.

Finally a true account of Marion Davies she is one of the first women to put herself out there as a comedian. Her comedic style and timing is without rival. Marion Davies was a very chartable person helping those she worked with and donating money and time to the needs of children. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 35023-D 60 minutes Released in 2001

Posted by mcmike at October 24, 2011 03:47 PM

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