Lady for a Day (1933)
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Release Date: Sep 13, 1933 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
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May Robson plays Apple Annie, a slatternly Broadway apple peddler. Annie has a curious setup whereby she is able to finagle other street merchants and beggars to pony up part of their weekly earnings to her--yet she never seems to spend any of the money on herself. This is because Annie has a daughter named Louise (Jean Parker), who has been supported in luxury all her life by her mother. Louise has no idea who Annie really is; so far as she knows, her mother is Mrs. E. Worthington Manville, a
Sep 13, 1933 Wide
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Robert E. O'Connor
Samuel S. Hinds
Neither the best nor the worst of Capra's most celebrated films, Lady for a Day is an odd pre-Code tent pole to get the high-def makeover challenge.
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.
Capra spreads his usual feel-good schmaltz over the otherwise springy material.
Endearing story of lowlifes
Gets a little goopy, even for Capra.
Despite the film's lack of momentum toward the end, it's still perfectly watchable, and it's a good window on early Capra.
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