Starring Marion Davies and Matt Moore
September 1927

Among the varied assortment of pictures that graced the first-run theaters on Broadway during the week that "Tillie the Toiler" played at the Capitol Theater, "Tillie" was the only one boasting of any considerable amount of comedy, and it was received with general approval by the reviewers. "It's so dumb, this picture, that it's funny," says Irene Thirer, in the Daily News, who also writes that it "is a fast-moving little comedy" which "doesn't further art in the industry" and that "there are some mighty low spots in 'Tillie the Toiler' and some mighty ludicrous ones." Langdon W. Post, in the Evening World, thinks Miss Davies would make an ideal Lorelei for the screen version of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," for in his review of 'Tillie," he says, "the search for a Lorelei . . . ended, as far as we are concerned when we saw Marion Davies flap her way through 'Tillie the Toiler.'" Going on, Mr. Post says "for two or three reels Miss Davies simply delights the audience with her charming innocence." He also gives Matt Moore credit for his work as the poor clerk and pays a considerable tribute to Hobart Henley for "Able direction." "A giddy, harmless and fairly humorous script," says Quinn Martin in the World, and, with a bow to Miss Davies, says, "Here is, may I repeat at least once more, a girl with the natural gift for pantomime, for clowning, for making monkey business. Left to her own method of approaching scenes of merriment, she is immense . . . 'Tillie the Toiler' is . . . laughable in a common, cheap, gawky sort of fashion. But it is laughable."

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