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.


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

  • Nov 15, 2013
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2011
    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. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2010
    A very beautiful movie about a mother and daughter and love and family. Predictable, but sweet.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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