MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,707 this week

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  10 December 1935 (Denmark)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 144 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 2 critic

The Wiggs family plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in their rundown shack with leftover stew, without Mr. Wiggs who wandered off long ago an has never been heard from. Do-gooder Miss Lucy ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 106 titles
created 27 Apr 2012
 
a list of 303 titles
created 21 Oct 2012
 
a list of 64 titles
created 02 Jul 2013
 
a list of 8633 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934)

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Larson E. Whipsnade runs a seedy circus which is perpetually in debt. His performers give him nothing but trouble, especially Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Meanwhile, Whipsnade's son ... See full summary »

Directors: George Marshall, Edward F. Cline
Stars: W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An inept barber maintains his good-humored optimism in his small town shop despite having a hen-pecking harridan for a wife and a total lack of sartorial skill.

Director: Arthur Ripley
Stars: W.C. Fields, Elise Cavanna, Harry Watson
Certificate: Passed Animation | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The prodigal son of a Yukon prospector comes home on a night that "ain't fit for man nor beast."

Director: Clyde Bruckman
Stars: W.C. Fields, Rosemary Theby, George Chandler
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Assorted wacky characters converge on a Chinese hotel to bid on a new invention...television.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: W.C. Fields, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Rudy Vallee
Six of a Kind (1934)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a respectable middle-class couple take a cross-country trip by auto, they share expenses with a decidedly oddball couple, none of whom know the car carries embezzled funds.

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, W.C. Fields
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Alfred Santell
Stars: Pauline Lord, Basil Rathbone, Louis Hayward
Undertow (1949)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Scott Brady, John Russell, Dorothy Hart
Mississippi (1935)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot ... See full summary »

Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Child film star Jane Powell, fed up with her every move being stage managed by her stage mother, runs away and joins the U.S. Crop Corps, a small army of young folks staying at youth ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Bonita Granville
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Hollywood 1950: The successful producer Larry O'Brian arrives in Los Angeles to found a motion picture company. He buys an old studio which was unused since the days of silent movies. He's ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle
Stars: Richard Conte, Julie Adams, Richard Egan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The ring master is plotting to get the circus owner done away with in a lion cage so he can take over. World War I intervenes and eventually aids the Allied cause by joining the German army.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: W.C. Fields, Louise Fazenda, Chester Conklin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pauline Lord ...
...
Mr. Stubbins
...
Miss Hazy (as ZaSu Pitts)
Evelyn Venable ...
Lucy Olcott
Kent Taylor ...
Bob Redding
...
Mr. Wiggs
Jimmy Butler ...
Billy Wiggs
George P. Breakston ...
Jimmy Wiggs (as George Breakston)
...
Europena Wiggs
Carmencita Johnson ...
Asia Wiggs
Edith Fellows ...
Australia Wiggs
...
Mr. Bagby
George Reed ...
Julius
Mildred Gover ...
Priscilla
Arthur Housman ...
Dick Harris
Edit

Storyline

The Wiggs family plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in their rundown shack with leftover stew, without Mr. Wiggs who wandered off long ago an has never been heard from. Do-gooder Miss Lucy brings them a real feast. Her boyfriend Bob arranges to take Wiggs' sick boy to a hospital. Their other boy makes some money peddling kindling and takes the family to a show. Mrs. Wiggs is called to the hopsital just in time to see her boy die. Her neighbor Miss Mazy wants to marry Mr. Stubbins who insists on tasting her cooking. Mrs. Wiggs sneaks her dishes past Stubbins who agrees to marriage. Mr. Wiggs appears suddenly, in tatters, with just the amount of money (twenty dollars) needed to save the family from foreclosure. Miss Lucy and Bob get married. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 December 1935 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Lille mor  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The story originally took place in Louisville, Kentucky. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Wiggs: And we paid a dollar for him. If he's gone and died on you, we'll get that dollar back.
See more »

Connections

Version of Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1919) See more »

Soundtracks

Beulah Land
(1876) (uncredited)
Music by John R. Sweney
Lyrics by Edgar P. Stites
Sung a cappella by Pauline Lord, Zasu Pitts, Jimmy Butler, Edith Fellows,
Virginia Weidler and Carmencita Johnson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Everyone wants a Cabbage Patch Review for Christmas...
10 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoy this movie immensely. You don't have to think, you can just sit and laugh, or cry, or whatever it makes you feel like doing. I laugh, simply because I am not a teary person.

This film stars Pauline Lord as Mrs. Wiggs, a woman who lives in a quaint almost-slum. If my memory serves me correctly, Pauline Lord was an established Broadway actress who played this role on the stage. She has it down pat, that's for sure. The main problem I had with her performance, and it's a small problem, is that she tends to be a little too soft-spoken. Seeing as my copy isn't very good quality, there were long stretches when her mouth was moving and I didn't hear anything. Then I turned up the volume on my TV--problem solved. Honestly, I thought she did a marvelous job...she defines the word "heartwarming." That sounds ridiculous, I know, but I just love her in this. I've never seen her in anything else, so perhaps this was one of those "Bring the Broadway star to relive her greatest triumph" things, like Shirley Booth.

The best thing about this little movie, at least in my opinion, is ZaSu Pitts. She was a great dramatic actress until sound came in, when her singsong monotone undermined her ability. It's displayed to good advantage here. Her first line in the movie is an example. She says something along the lines of "Animals just seem to run out from under me like chickens from under a hen." The way she says it just kills me. I feel bad for her though, losing her star status simply because she sounded like a bored tea kettle. Fortunately, though, one element of her silent screen acting remains. The character she plays, Miss Hazy (whom Mrs. Wiggs introduces to everyone as the maiden lady from next door), is a very flighty, nervous person, as spinsters are rumored to be. When she goes through her "book of sweethearts" and gets caught, her hands flutter about like panicked butterflies. She's being awkward in an extremely graceful way--it's difficult to explain. Miss Hazy finally gets her wish when her husband arrives, in the portly form of W.C. Fields. (Does "W.C." stand for "water closet," you think?) She probably regrets wishing, one has to think.

The children in the film are suitably saccharine, but Virginia Weidler (from "The Philadelphia Story") is as obnoxious as kids come. She taunts Miss Hazy by holding her breath, saying "I'll turn black in the face!" The other children were played by people I didn't recognize. Billy, one of the two boys, is the "man" of the family, and acts as such. He isn't above showing emotion though, as he cries with the best of them. Also of note is the awfully sway-backed horse Billy is given. That animal looked as though he'd had a rough life, but Mrs. Wiggs has a magic touch. The scene where they revive the almost dead horse is amusing, with Mrs. Wiggs telling the children to cheer for him but warning them against "overyelling." If they yell too loudly, they might tip him over and then they'd never get him up again. Once he's finally on his feet, Mrs. Wiggs and Miss Hazy hold him up until they're sure he can stand upright.

All in all, a cute little movie. That's the word for it--cute. If you don't like sweet little greeting cards from yesteryear, then this isn't your thing.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
VHS or DVD? ajprice-1
Discuss Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?