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Shopworn (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 25 March 1932 (USA)
A poor woman and a man from an upper-class family fall in love, but his mother will go to any lengths to stop their marriage.

Director:

Nick Grinde (as Nicholas Grinde)

Writers:

Sarah Y. Mason (story), Jo Swerling (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Kitty Lane
Regis Toomey ... David Livingston
Zasu Pitts ... Dot
Lucien Littlefield ... Fred
Clara Blandick ... Mrs. Livingston
LeRoy Mason ... Toby (as Robert Alden)
Oscar Apfel ... Forbes
Maude Turner Gordon Maude Turner Gordon ... Mrs. Thorne
Albert Conti Albert Conti ... Andre
James Durkin ... District Attorney
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Storyline

A poor but honest and hardworking waitress from way across the tracks meets and falls in love with a college student from the upper-stuffy class, but the Mama of the intended objects to the romance. Her objections even lead her to having the waitress framed and sent to a prison work-farm for three months. Upon her release, the waitress finds instant stardom in the show business...and the social class she was lacking. Big Mama withdraws her objections. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

A SUPERB ARTISTE IN HER MOST GLAMOROUS ROLE...Barbara STANWYCK (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruel desengaño See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Edwin Maxwell is in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "Bierbauer," but he did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie. In addition, a modern source lists Joan Standing and Dorothea Wolbert as cast members, but they were not seen in the movie either. See more »

Goofs

When Kitty and David are parked next to the golf course, the windshield on his car is struck with a ball, causing it to crack on Kitty's side. In the next scene where they are parked and his mother and the judge pull abreast of them, the windshield is intact. See more »

Quotes

Toby: [tries to grab Kitty's hand, but she pushes it away] Say Kit, won't you go to the show with me tonight?
Kitty Lane: For what?
Toby: Well, you can't do much with a crowd around.
Kitty Lane: That's why I like crowds.
[Fred calls out an order from the kitchen "Take away the chicken pie." and Kitty walks away]
Toby: [following her] But Kit, there's a lot of things I want to tell you.
Kitty Lane: Only one, Toby. And the answer is "no."
Toby: Don't you know any three-letter words?
Kitty Lane: Nix!
Toby: [good naturedly] Why you...
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Regis Toomey
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the amazing Barbara Stanwyck
21 March 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Kitty Lane (Barbara Stanwyck) loses her father in a construction accident. With his dying breath, he tells her to be tough. She goes to work for her aunt as a waitress in a college town. The college boys are all after her. She falls for stiff medical student David despite clashing at first. His father is a powerful judge and his mother does not approve. David is going away with his mother for 6 months. He proposes marriage. The family pretends to go along in front of David but then the judge puts her away for violating the public morals act after refusing to accept his $5000 bribe. David is told that she took the payout when she's actually sentenced to prison work for ninety days. She joins the Follies upon released and becomes a big time star. Six years later, David comes looking for Kitty. His mother still refuses to accept "that shopworn woman".

This is a rather simple and weak romance. The guy is stiff and his character is lacking. He is nothing special but she is another story. A young Barbara Stanwyck is starting to gain traction and one can see the reason. She has amazing screen presence and a powerful personality. She's a rising star and overpowers her acting partner. She is something to behold.


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