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Shopworn (1932)

Passed | | 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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(story), (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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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

Roger: I hope Kitty Lane remembers me. I knew her when she was waiting at the Campus Inn.
May: Really? I wonder how it feels to be notorious? Seems like fun to me.
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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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the amazing Barbara Stanwyck
21 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Kitty Lane (Barbara Stanwyck) loses her father in a construction accident. With his dying breath, he tells her to be tough. She goes to work for her aunt as a waitress in a college town. The college boys are all after her. She falls for stiff medical student David despite clashing at first. His father is a powerful judge and his mother does not approve. David is going away with his mother for 6 months. He proposes marriage. The family pretends to go along in front of David but then the judge puts her away for violating the public morals act after refusing to accept his $5000 bribe. David is told that she took the payout when she's actually sentenced to prison work for ninety days. She joins the Follies upon released and becomes a big time star. Six years later, David comes looking for Kitty. His mother still refuses to accept "that shopworn woman".

This is a rather simple and weak romance. The guy is stiff and his character is lacking. He is nothing special but she is another story. A young Barbara Stanwyck is starting to gain traction and one can see the reason. She has amazing screen presence and a powerful personality. She's a rising star and overpowers her acting partner. She is something to behold.


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