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Shopworn (1932)

TV-G | | Drama, Romance | 25 March 1932 (USA)
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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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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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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ARE MOTHERS ALWAYS RIGHT? Don't form a conclusion until you see "Shopworn"... 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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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

Toby: [tries to grab Kitty's hand, but she pushes it away] Say Kit, won't you go to the show with me tonight?
Kitty Lane: For what?
Toby: Well, you can't do much with a crowd around.
Kitty Lane: That's why I like crowds.
[Fred calls out an order from the kitchen "Take away the chicken pie." and Kitty walks away]
Toby: [following her] But Kit, there's a lot of things I want to tell you.
Kitty Lane: Only one, Toby. And the answer is "no."
Toby: Don't you know any three-letter words?
Kitty Lane: Nix!
Toby: [good naturedly] Why you...
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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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Barbara Stanwyck vs. the worst mother in the world
14 January 2008 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Babs is a poor-but-honest small-town waitress in love with Regis Toomey (which in itself can't be easy), but she runs afoul of his mom, a pre-Auntie Em Clara Blandick, who is revealed to be snobbish, dishonest, unreasonable, and insufferably class-conscious. Even by the standards of the time, where lower-class gals always had a hard time of it crashing into society, Babs must endure endless humiliations, including ZaSu Pitts as an underwritten aunt. This Columbia potboiler, written and shot by folks who were also working on Capra early talkies at the time, is rather like Capra without Capra, and the anonymous direction doesn't allow for much style. But Stanwyck was always worth watching, and she gets to run through an impressive gamut of emotions before the hasty and unconvincing happy ending. And it's satisfyingly short.


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