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The Shopworn Angel (1928)

Shortly after the United States enters World War I in 1917, a Broadway actress agrees to let a naive soldier court her in order to impress his friends, but a real romance soon begins.

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Richard Wallace

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Dana Burnet (story "Private Pettigrew's Girl"), Howard Estabrook | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Nancy Carroll ... Daisy Heath
Gary Cooper ... William Tyler
Paul Lukas ... Bailey
Roscoe Karns ... Dance Director
Emmett King Emmett King ... The Chaplain
Mildred Washington Mildred Washington ... Daisy's Maid
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Shortly after the United States enters World War I in 1917, a Broadway actress agrees to let a naive soldier court her in order to impress his friends, but a real romance soon begins.

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Bad girl meets good man for the first time. A good man meets a bad girl for the first time. What happens is interesting. (Print Ad-Oxnard Daily Courier, ((Oxnard, Calif.)) 26 January 1929) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anjo Pecador See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The film takes place in 1917. See more »

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Version of That Kind of Woman (1959) See more »

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A Precious Little Thing Called Love
Music by J. Fred Coots
Lyrics by Lou Davis
Sung by Nancy Carroll
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Incomplete "Shopworn Angel"
9 August 2015 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

This silent version of "The Shopworn Angel" is missing the last two reels due to nitrate deterioration and was restored to its present state by The Library Of Congress, which added a 2 min.,45 sec. video summary of the missing reels.

I reviewed the 1938 remake and can say that this original is the better of the two. What sets it apart is the acting, to take nothing away from James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. But Gary Cooper and especially Nancy Carroll infused their characters with a depth of feeling not found in the remake and achieved the Hollywood goal of suspending the audiences disbelief. Ms Carroll goes from a cynical hardness to heartfelt affection for Cooper's naive, genuine Cpl. Tyler. Paul Lukas plays Ms Carroll's 'benefactor' and is quite good - Cooper's character thinks he is her guardian. Lukas' role was cleaned up for the remake with Walter Pidgeon as her agent, as the Hays Office strikes again and diminishes one of the better story lines to come out of Hollywood.

The disappointment of the missing reels was offset by the organ accompaniment at the showing at Capitolfest in Rome,NY, which showed the film last week.


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