Shopworn Angel

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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 agrees to a ruse when Bill asks her to pose has his girl in order to impress his Army bunkmates. Daisy's real boyfriend, Sam Bailey (Walter Pidgeon), is at first amused by Daisy's new friendship, but he soon becomes jealous of Bill's growing affection for Daisy. When Bill receives his orders, he begs Daisy to marry him, and although she doesn't really love him, Daisy can't reject a soldier who may be about to meet his maker, so a quickie ceremony is arranged. When word later comes that Bill has been killed on the front lines, a heartbroken Daisy realizes that she and Sam are taking each other for granted. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

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Margaret Sullavan
as Daisy Heath
James Stewart
as Pvt. Bill Pettigrew
Walter Pidgeon
as Sam Bailey
Hattie McDaniel
as Martha the Maid
Alan Curtis
as Guy with Thin Lips
Sam Levene
as Guy With Leer
Charles D. Brown
as Mr. McGonigle the Stage Manager
Jimmy Butler
as Elevator Boy
Eleanor Lynn
as Sally the Waitress
William Stack
as Minister
Hudson Shotwell
as Jack the Soldier
John Merton
as Speaker
Mary Howard
as Chorus Girl
Virginia Grey
as Chorus Girl
Charley Grapewin
as Wilson the Caretaker
Wade Boteler
as Irish Policeman
Grace Hayle
as Mistress of Ceremonies
Frank McGlynn Jr.
as Motorcyclist
Edward Keane
as Captain
Eddy Chandler
as Corporal
Paul Spiegel
as Stage Manager
Don Brodie
as Attendant
Roger Converse
as Hotel Clerk
Francisco Maran
as Headwaiter
Paul Kruger
as Riveter
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  • Aug 20, 2013
    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 n Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2011
    This film stars James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. Stewart is a young and naive private in the military about to be sent overseas during WWI.He falls for a actress played by Sullavan. A romance starts but may end if he goes off to war and dies. The film has a solid story of drama and romance. Even some comedy moments pop up in the film. Stewart is excellent as usual in his roles. Sullavan is quite good as well. If your a James Stewart fan or enjoy old black and white dramas then check this out. Worth a watch.
    Corey n Super Reviewer

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