Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Dulcy--better known as Dulcinea--was the cliché-spouting young bride created by newspaper humorist Franklin Pierce Adams. Given to such homilies as "Don't take any wooden nickels" and "There's never a policeman around when you need one"--the delightfully dunderheaded Dulcy inspired a popular three-act play, written by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. The original Broadway production starred Lynn Fontanne; the first film version of Dulcy top-billed Constance Talmadge. While Dulcy's interminable cliches went by unheard, the Kaufman-Connelly plotline, wherein Our Heroine saves her husband's business during an otherwise catastrophic dinner party, remained intact. Anita Loos, John Emerson and C. Gardner Sullivan, comedy experts all, collaborated on the screenplay. Dulcy was remade in 1930 as Not So Dumb with Marion Davies, and again in 1940 under its original title with Ann Sothern.
bride, business, dinner-party, husband