Lady for a Day (1933) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lady for a Day (1933)

Lady for a Day




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In this film, May Robson plays Apple Annie, a slatternly Broadway apple peddler. Annie has a daughter named Louise, who has been supported in luxury all her life by her mother. However, Louise has no idea who Annie really is, believing she is the daughter of a society matron.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Riskin
In Theaters:
Columbia Pictures


May Robson
as Apple Annie
Guy Kibbee
as Judge Blake
Warren William
as Dave the Dude
Nat Pendleton
as Shakespeare
Robert E. O'Connor
as The Inspector
Net Pendleton
as Shakespeare
Wallis Clark
as The Commissioner
Samuel S. Hinds
as The Mayor
Blind Dad Mills
as Blind Man
Halliwell Hobbes
as Rodney Kent's Butler
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Critic Reviews for Lady for a Day

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | July 31, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

One of Capra's best-loved films, with endearing characters and viewpoint.

Full Review… | November 30, 2015
Classic Film and Television

Suitably made for Depression-era audiences, Frank Capra's version of Damon Ranyon's famed story is an endearing fable with a strong, Oscar-nominated turn from the vet actress May Robson as Apple Annie.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009

Capra spreads his usual feel-good schmaltz over the otherwise springy material.

Full Review… | October 3, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

Endearing story of lowlifes

August 20, 2005
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for Lady for a Day

Damon Runyon's short story was the perfect vehicle for Frank Capra's intended assault on the Oscars of 1933, only Oscar didn't bite. No matter, the popular street personalities he created live on for us, thanks to Capra's affection for tough characters with soft hearts, his approximation of the American zeitgeist (which may or may not be true ... but we sure wished that it was). Special mention must be given to Ned Sparks who steals every scene he's in.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

A very beautiful movie about a mother and daughter and love and family. Predictable, but sweet.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

A cute little pick me up for those suffering through the Depression, Lady for a Day is harmless Capra is not memorable Capra. Feel goodiness without too much depth.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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