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Shopworn (1932)

TV-G | | Drama, Romance | 25 March 1932 (USA)
A poor woman and a man from an upper-class family fall in love, but his mother will go to any lengths to stop their marriage.

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(as Nicholas Grinde)

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Mrs. Livingston
Robert Alden ...
Toby
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Forbes
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Mrs. Thorne
Albert Conti ...
Andre
James Durkin ...
District Attorney (scenes deleted)
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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 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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25 March 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cruel desengaño  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 its review 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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Helen Livingston: I won't let that shopworn woman fasten herself on you. I warn you!
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Connections

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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Film: average. Stanwyck: awesome.
2 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty ordinary little film about a young waitress (Barbara Stanwyck) who falls in love with a wealthy college student (Regis Toomey) who will go on to become a doctor, and how his mother strives to break up their relationship. I rounded it up a bit because of Stanwyck's performance; she is such a natural and has a couple of great scenes. I also liked how she was such a strong woman - her character was toughened by her father's death, and she stands up to unwanted advances while waitressing, endures being sent away to a woman's reformatory on morality charges, and tells Toomey off when he returns to her after she's made it as a dancer. Being committed for trumped up morality reasons is outrageous today, but it was reality then, and the mother had also considered getting her committed to an asylum, a real practice stemming from the 19th century. If you don't like 'em or they're threatening in some way, lock 'em up. The ending is unfortunately a little dippy, but you could do worse than watch this one, and it's almost entirely due to Stanywck.

One of the great scenes has her throwing money in a guy's face after he tries to bribe her into leaving town to get her out of Toomey's life: "What are you trying to make of me - what you wish I was? Something cheap and common, something that money can buy? Well, you can't. Nobody can! You and the nice, decent people who sent you here are the real cheap ones, trying to put a price on something there isn't any price for! If that's being decent, I'm glad I'm common! If that's being rich, I'm glad I'm cheap, and I'm gonna stay cheap! Because no matter how cheap I am, I'm not for sale!"


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