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Lady for a Day (1933)

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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

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Apple Annie is an indigent woman who has always written to her daughter in Spain that she is a member of New York's high society. With her daughter suddenly en route to America with her new fiancé and his father, a member of Spain's aristocracy, Annie must continue her pretense of wealth or the count will not give his blessing. She gets unexpected help from Dave the Dude, a well-known figure in underground circles who considers Annie his good luck charm, and who obtains for her a luxury apartment to entertain the visitors - but this uncharacteristic act of kindness from a man with a disreputable reputation arouses suspicions, leading to complications which further cause things to not always go quite as planned. Written by Paul Donahue

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13 September 1933 (USA)  »

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A number of beggars in downtown Los Angeles were cast in small roles, including the legless man, nicknamed Shorty, whom Capra had remembered as selling pencils when the director was a paperboy. See more »

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The position of the pool/billiard balls changes between shots in both the pool hall scene and the billiard room scene (obviously to set up the trick shots that follow). See more »

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Shakespeare: Hey, Dude, you mind if I have an idea?
Dave the Dude - 'Dave Manville': Yeah?
Shakespeare: Well, this here society friend of yours, uh... Rodney Kent, he's got an apartment at The Marberry...
Dave the Dude - 'Dave Manville': He has, so what about it? What about it? Can you picture me goin' to Rodney Kent and sayin' "Lend me your apartment for Apple Annie?" He'd throw me out on my ear.
Shakespeare: Huh. That's just what I was gonna say. He'd throw you out on your ear.
Dave the Dude - 'Dave Manville': Shut up abut it, then!
Shakespeare: I was just gonna do that.
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Santa Lucia
(1849) (uncredited)
Traditional Neapolitan song
Transcribed and published by Teodoro Cottrau (1849)
Played on an accordian by Dad Mills
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Original as usual, better than color remake.
26 August 2001 | by (virginia) – See all my reviews

Glenn Ford and Betty Davis in color fall short competing with the BW original version with lesser known but more convincing actors. Lets face facts. Glenn Ford never played a convincing bad guy/bad boy. On the other hand little known Warren William had to convince the viewers that he wasn't a bad guy all the time. Dave the Dude is basically a bad guy with a touch of good. Even his act of kindness to Annie is self serving. This movie is a perfect example that technical advances don't make a better story, lesser known actors can play the role better, and age can define whether any work of art can stand up to the ultimate critic - Time. Different audiences, tastes, standards and means of portraying the play, are the ultimate judge regarding the worth of the production.


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