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      Reducing

      1931 1h 15m Comedy List
      Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings New York City beauty-spa operator Polly Rochay (Polly Moran) graciously opens her home to her penniless sister, Marie (Marie Dressler), and her family from back home in South Bend, Ind. Polly's snooty, social-climbing daughter, Joyce (Sally Eilers), is horrified by her poor relations, especially Marie's pretty and kindhearted daughter, Vivian (Anita Page). When Joyce's wealthy boyfriend, Johnnie (Buster Collier Jr.), takes a liking to Vivian, Joyce's jealousy sparks a family-wide rift. Read More Read Less

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      ashley h Reducing is a decent film. It is about a beauty parlor manager has her sister help her with interesting results. Marie Dressler and Polly Moran give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Charles Reisner did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the humor. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member good slapstick comedy Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member descent pre-code depression era drama Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis New York City beauty-spa operator Polly Rochay (Polly Moran) graciously opens her home to her penniless sister, Marie (Marie Dressler), and her family from back home in South Bend, Ind. Polly's snooty, social-climbing daughter, Joyce (Sally Eilers), is horrified by her poor relations, especially Marie's pretty and kindhearted daughter, Vivian (Anita Page). When Joyce's wealthy boyfriend, Johnnie (Buster Collier Jr.), takes a liking to Vivian, Joyce's jealousy sparks a family-wide rift.
      Director
      Charles Reisner
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jun 15, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 15m