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The Shopworn Angel (1938)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  15 July 1938 (USA)
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During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent to New York for basic training. He meets worldly wise actress Daisy Heath when her car nearly runs him over. Daisy agrees to ... See full summary »

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Sam Bailey
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Martha
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'Dice'
Alan Curtis ...
Thin Lips
Sam Levene ...
'Leer'
Eleanor Lynn ...
Sally
Charles D. Brown ...
McGonigle
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Wilson - Caretaker (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent to New York for basic training. He meets worldly wise actress Daisy Heath when her car nearly runs him over. Daisy agrees to pretend to be Bill's girl to impress his friends, but then a real romance begins. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Drama | Romance | War

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15 July 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ángel negro  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Margaret Sullavan's singing was dubbed by Mary Martin. See more »

Quotes

Daisy Heath: Well what are they doing? throwing sugar cubes at one another?
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Connections

Version of Pettigrew's Girl (1919) See more »

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O Tannenbaum
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Traditional German Christmas carol
Played by an army band for marching soldiers
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Pack up you old kit bag and smile, smile, smile
20 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beautifully wrought picture with exquisite performances from the two leads. Margaret Sullavan was truly one of the most effective actresses of the golden age, able to wring the most genuine emotions out of any situation. The brevity of her filmography is really a shame. Much more comfortable on stage than film she was reportedly difficult to work with because of her discomfort with the medium but even with that delivered the goods once the camera started to turn. She and Jimmy made a great team since her slightly bruised fragility always blended so well with his gentle naiveté. The story is just a boy meets girl tale with a few twists but because of the stars as well as Walter Pidgeon, complicating matters but also being wise and warm, and the always amazing Hattie McDaniel, being her usual flip self it remains involving throughout. The ending is heartbreaking in its simplicity.


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