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Lady Tubbs (1935)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  2 July 1935 (USA)
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A cook in a railroad construction camp inherits $500,000. She pretends to be English royalty and barges into the New York social scene.



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Cast overview:
Douglass Montgomery ...
Phil Ash-Orcutt
Wynne Howard
Elyot Wembsleigh
June Clayworth ...
Jean LaGendre
Mrs. Ronald Ash-Orcutt
Russell Hicks ...
Mr. Ronald Ash-Orcutt
Lumsden Hare ...
Lord Abernathy
Virginia Hammond ...
Lady Abernathy
Minor Watson ...
Edward J. Fishbaker
Rafael Storm ...


Henrietta Tubbs is the crusty, plain-speaking cook for a railroad-construction camp in Kansas until she inherits a fortune, which she intends to use to further the romance and possible marriage her niece/ward, Wynne Howard, has with the high-society son, Phil Ash-Orcutt... of the snobbish Ash-Orcutts of Staten Island. Phil's mother is a title-worshiping socialite who looks with disdain toward Wynne because she lacks the acceptable family connections much favored by such clans as the Ash-Orcutts of Staten Island. Henrietta hies herself off to England to acquire some table manners and a bought Ladyship. She then returns to New York and things are never quite the same again for the Ash-Orcutts of Staten Island. Written by Les Adams <>

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You'll Love Her to Death...If She'll Let You! (original poster)


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2 July 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baronesa no Nome  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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A triumph for Alice Brady

It's a shame this delightful little film isn't better known. It's a reworking of the Damon Runyon story (and Frank Capra film) LADY FOR A DAY and Alice Brady is just perfect as the sassy, smart-talking railroad cook, who bursts into high society to ensure a love match between her niece-ward and the man she has chosen to love.

The plot is simple. Henrietta Tubbs is a cook for a railroad and she is loved by the rough men whom she feeds. Her niece, whom she has been supporting, is about to marry into society, but the prospective in-laws balk at her "common" background. Henrietta inherits $500,000, goes to England to learn manners, and arrives as "Lady Tubbs" to crash New York society and make sure the marriage takes place. There are a lot of twists and turns at the end, which show up the idle rich, but it's Brady's rich characterization that carries the film. This is Thelma Ritter territory and it's a wonder she didn't remake the property.

Douglass Montgomery is the young society gentleman and plays him quite sincerely, although he is not given much of a chance to act. Anita Louise is the niece and Alan Mowbray does a splendid job as the insurance rep who delivers the good news of the inheritance and then stays by Henrietta's side to do a Henry Higgins for her Eliza Dolittle.

This is a delightful film and worthy of more public exposure. Recommended.

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