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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

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Kitty
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Dave
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Dot
Lucien Littlefield ...
Fred
Clara Blandick ...
Mrs. Livingston
Robert Alden ...
Toby
Oscar Apfel ...
Forbes
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Mrs. Thorne
Albert Conti ...
Andre
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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25 March 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perfidia  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Even the original movie in 1932 had sequences deleted in Columbia's attempt to gain a seal of approval from the Hays office. Variety noted, in their revue of 5 April 1932, that there were sections "that do not blend into the story smoothly, sequences that hang in the air lacking background and significance as though passages depending on them had been deleted." 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 »

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Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
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from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
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Classic Stanwyck
22 October 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised no one has reviewed this at all. Well, Barbara Stanwyck made a whole lot of movies, and this one is OK. It's got Zasu Pitts and the usual suspects. Barabara Stanwyck plays a flirty waitress in a college town who takes up with a young lad from an upper class family. Interesting to see how mores have changed. Lots of golly gee lines in this one, lots of upper class snobbery. Truly a different world. In this movie at least Barbara S. doesn't play a total trollop, like Mexicali Rose. In this one she becomes a successful actress, although on the riske side. It's not clear from the film if she went from burlesque to legit, but something along those lines. Interesting flick.


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