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Peg o' My Heart (1933)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 26 May 1933 (USA)
Peg and her father live a simple life in an Irish fishing village. One day Sir Gerald arrives at the village to tell Pat that Peg is heir to estate of her grandfather, who hated Pat. The ... See full summary »

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Patrick Shamus 'Pat' O'Connell
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Ethel Chichester
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Alaric Chichester (as Tyrrell Davis)
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Peg and her father live a simple life in an Irish fishing village. One day Sir Gerald arrives at the village to tell Pat that Peg is heir to estate of her grandfather, who hated Pat. The upshot of the will is that she must go to England for 3 years to learn to be a lady and that Pat can never see her again. Pat does not tell Peg about his part of the will and sends her to live with Mrs. Chichester for her education. Peg soon finds that Alaric needs to marry her, but she wants Gerald who is engaged to Ethyl who wants Brent whose wife will not divorce him. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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26 May 1933 (USA)  »

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Fiskertøsen  »

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$623,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$979,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Among Marion Davies' films this was William Randolph Hearst's (Davies' longtime partner) favorite. He always felt that she should have nominated for an Oscar for her performance. See more »

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Version of Peg o' My Heart (1922) See more »

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Boots and Saddles
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Marion Davies... with Charm to Spare
18 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Marion Davies is wonderful in her best film. She sings ("Sweetheart Darlin'") and dances and is perfect as the Irish country lass who inherits a fortune. She is sent to live with English relatives who take her money and treat her badly. Of course Peg doesn't know they are being paid to "educate" her.

Few star actresses of her day would have played the plain Irish girl who becomes a beautiful woman. A great stage hit for Laurette Taylor (who also starred in a silent version in 1922), the play was already dated when Davies made this film in 1933, but Davies was one of the best comics in Hollywood and creates a funny, charming heroine in Peg. And as in her work in the earlier MARIANNE, Davies proves she was one of the best with accents.

Hearst had pushed for Davies to win an Oscar nomination for this MGM film (there were only three nominee that year), and I think she was worthy. Always underrated and overlooked, Marion Davies was a total delight in every comedy film I've ever seen her in, and this is her best.

Also good is J. Farrell MacDonald as her doting father. Onslow Stevens is surprisingly good here as Gerald and is quite charming. Juliette Compton (as the mean Ethel), Robert Greig, Irene Browne, Alan Mowbray, Tyrrell Davis, Nora Cecil, and Doris Lloyd are all fine too. Michael the dog is fun.

Old fashioned? Sure. But charming and funny and a wonderful film all-round.


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