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Getting Mary Married (1919)

A young woman must resist the charms of a handsome stranger and stay single if she wants to inherit a fortune.

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Allan Dwan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marion Davies ... Mary Bussard
Norman Kerry ... James Winthrop, Jr.
Matt Moore ... Ted Barnacle
Frederick Burton ... Amos Bussard
Amelia Summerville Amelia Summerville ... Mrs. Bussard
Constance Beaumar Constance Beaumar ... Mathilda Bussard
Elmer Grandin Elmer Grandin ... John Bussard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Lindroth ... Mrs. Winthrop
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According to the terms of her step-father's will, if Mary Bussard is able to stay with her brother's family and resist marriage for one year, she will become a very rich woman. Her brother, meanwhile, would also very much like to inherit the money, and concocts a scheme to trap her, but he isn't the only one with a plan up their sleeve.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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19 April 1919 (USA) See more »

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Marrying Mary See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Superior Comedy But Not So Much Marion
6 April 2013 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When Marion Davies' obnoxious and rich stepfather dies, she is told she will inherit everything if she learns decent manners by living a year with his even more obnoxious brother and family. She wants to refuse, but decides to fulfill the terms of the will to repay people who invested in her stepfather's crooked schemes. However, that brother is residuary heir if she fails, so they determine to make her life so miserable that she will throw up her hands. Fortunately, Norman Kerry and she fall in love....

With Allan Dwan directing from a script by Anita Loos and John Emerson, this should have been a much better movie. However, despite some great bits and fine performances, Marion Davies is surprisingly uninteresting. She is amazingly beautiful, but for someone who in the next two decades would offer some marvelous comedic performances, she is rather inert. I strongly suspect that she was still learning her craft.

Even with that underwhelming performance, this is still a fine movie. I suspect that Miss Davies was trying to be dignified for the sake of her lover and producer, William Randolph Hearst, who preferred her in more dignified, historical roles.


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