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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Passed  -  Drama  -  22 June 1934 (USA)
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John Shadwell, a promising politician, is married to Laura but is in love with Vergie Winters, a milliner from his home town. As Shadwell's political career blooms, gossip and rumors begin ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Harding ...
John Boles ...
John Shadwell
Helen Vinson ...
Laura Shadwell
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Joan Shadwell
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Ranny Truesdale
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Hugo McQueen (as Creighton Chaney)
Sara Haden ...
Winnie Belle
Molly O'Day ...
Sadie
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Barry Preston
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Mike Davey
Maidel Turner ...
Ella Heenan
Cecil Cunningham ...
Pearl Turner
Wesley Barry ...
Herbert Somerby
Edward Van Sloan ...
Jim Winters
Josephine Whittell ...
Madame Claire
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John Shadwell, a promising politician, is married to Laura but is in love with Vergie Winters, a milliner from his home town. As Shadwell's political career blooms, gossip and rumors begin to cause Vergie to be shunned by the women of the town. Soon the two are constantly faced with the threat of exposure and scandal. Written by Snow Leopard

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22 June 1934 (USA)  »

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Amor Proibido  »

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The movie was placed on the Catholic Church's "to be boycotted" list in July 1934, and was banned in Chicago. See more »

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A Hot Time in the Old Town
(1896) (uncredited)
Music by Theo. A. Metz
Played at the election rally
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Decent Melodrama, If Sentimental at Times
25 September 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty good melodrama, mostly believable and with pretty good characters. Most of the time it maintains a decent balance, only occasionally becoming a bit too sentimental or heavy-handed. The main character's career as a milliner is worked into the story in some useful and interesting ways.

Ann Harding plays Vergie, who is in love with a married politician played by John Boles. A few of the developments and characters' attitudes reflect the era in which the film was made, but the primary dilemmas faced by the two leads would be largely the same in any setting. There are quite a few secondary characters, and some are extraneous, but some of them are good additions to the story. The supporting cast includes some good character actors (and watch also for an uncredited but amusing appearance by Walter Brennan).

It moves fairly quickly, and the story has enough to hold your interest and make it worth a look if you're interested in a somewhat sentimental story.


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