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Shopworn (1932)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  25 March 1932 (USA)
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A poor but honest and hardworking waitress from way across the tracks meets and falls in love with a college student from the upper-stuffy class, but the Mama of the intended objects to the... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Kitty Lane
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David Livingston
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Aunt Dot
Lucien Littlefield ...
Fred
Clara Blandick ...
Mrs. Helen Livingston
Robert Alden ...
Toby
Oscar Apfel ...
Judge Forbes
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Mrs. Thorne
Albert Conti ...
Andre Renoir
James Durkin ...
District Attorney (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A poor but honest and hardworking waitress from way across the tracks meets and falls in love with a college student from the upper-stuffy class, but the Mama of the intended objects to the romance. Her objections even lead her to having the waitress framed and sent to a prison work-farm for three months. Upon her release, the waitress finds instant stardom in the show business...and the social class she was lacking. Big Mama withdraws her objections. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A SUPERB ARTISTE IN HER MOST GLAMOROUS ROLE...Barbara STANWYCK (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 March 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perfidia  »

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(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After a full screen newspaper headline that reads "KITTY LANE NAMED IN DIVORCE SUIT" we see Barbara Stanwyck holding a different newspaper that reads "FATAL FALL CLIMAXES FATAL DIVORCE RAID" but no mention is made of such an incident at any time, so this must have been one of the deleted sequences. See more »

Goofs

When Kitty and David are parked next to the golf course, the windshield on his car is struck with a ball, causing it to crack on Kitty's side. In the next scene where they are parked and his mother and the judge pull abreast of them, the windshield is intact. See more »

Quotes

Judge Forbes: [trying to bribe Kitty to give David up] I thought you'd prefer cash. Five thousand dollars. Merely for leaving town, immediately.
Kitty Lane: [She looks down at the bills in his hand, and slowly raises her head with a look of anger and contempt in her eyes.] What are you trying to make of me--what you wish I was? Something cheap and common, something that money can buy?
[her anger rising]
Kitty Lane: Well, you can't. Nobody can! You and the nice, decent people who sent you here are the real cheap ones ... trying to put ...
[...]
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Featured in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Regis Toomey
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Great Stanwyck Classic
14 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a surprise of a film starring Barbara Stanwyck, (Kitty Lane) who plays the role as a waitress in a small town and is liked by everyone. Kitty is a nice gal and is very much in love with a boy named David Livingston, (Regis Toomey) who comes from a rich family and he lives with his mother who loves him very much and is very protective of who he see's and what he does. As a few years pass by, David asks Kitty to marry him, but his mother interferes and contacts a judge who manages to put poor Kitty in a girls reformatory in order to prevent her son from getting married. As many years pass by, David becomes a very successful surgeon and Kitty becomes very well known. This is a very interesting love story and Barbara Stanwyck gave an outstanding performance. Sasu Pitts, (Dot) a veteran actress gave a great supporting role Don't miss this film, it is truly a great Stanwyck Classic Film.


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