Classic Hollywood

A triple feature of Marion Davies' films heads to DVD

Marion Davies was so much more than publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst's mistress. Hearst created a film production company, Cosmopolitan Pictures, which created star vehicles for Davies.

Some of its productions were torpid dramatic fare, but the lighter, comedic films were often delightful because of the actress' deft comedic timing and natural charm.

Warner Archive is releasing three of her best films Tuesday on DVD: 1933's sentimental hit "Peg O' My Heart," in which the 36-year-old Davies plays a high-spirited teenager; the 1930 comedy "Not So Dumb," directed by King Vidor; and the 1930 romance "The Florodora Girl," which was the first movie to screen at the Pantages Theatre.

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A version of this article appeared in print on March 13, 2016, in the Entertainment section of the Los Angeles Times with the headline "A FRESH LOOK AT AN OLD HOLLYWOOD CHARMER" — Today's paperToday's paper | Subscribe
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