Shopworn Angel (1938)





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The second motion picture version of a Saturday Evening Post story by Dana Burnet, this romantic melodrama was also the second pairing of actors James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. Stewart plays Private Bill Pettigrew, a nave young Texan in New York for basic training prior to being shipped overseas to fight in WWI. When he is nearly run over by an automobile, he meets its owner, Daisy Heath (Sullavan). A sophisticated entertainer, Daisy is taken with Bill's sweet, uncomplicated nature, and she … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Waldo Salt
On DVD: Feb 23, 1994
Warner Bros.


as Daisy Heath

as Pvt. Bill Pettigrew

as Sam Bailey

as Martha the Maid

as Guy with Thin Lips

as Guy With Leer

as Wilson the Caretaker

as Mr. McGonigle the St...

as Elevator Boy

as Sally the Waitress

as Minister

as Jack the Soldier

as Speaker

as Chorus Girl

as Chorus Girl

as Irish Policeman

as Wilson the Caretaker

as Mistress of Ceremoni...

as Captain

as Motorcyclist

as Corporal

as Stage Manager

as Attendant

as Hotel Clerk

as Headwaiter

as Riveter
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Critic Reviews for Shopworn Angel

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Audience Reviews for Shopworn Angel


Beautifully wrought picture with exquisite performances from the two leads. Margaret Sullavan was truly one of the most effective actresses of the golden age, able to wring the most genuine emotions out of any situation. She and Jimmy made a great team since her slightly bruised fragility always blended so well with his gentle naivete. The story is just a simple boy meets girl tale with a few twists but because of the stars as well as Walter Pidgeon, complicating matters but also being wise and warm, and the always amazing Hattie McDaniel, being her usual flip self it remains involving throughout.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Watch out or you'll get buried by the amount of corn in this picture, but it still totally works because no one does earnest corn like Jimmy Stewart, for he seems to actually mean everything he says, no matter how hokey.

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