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Lady for a Day ()


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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

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Dave the Dude
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Apple Annie
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Judge Blake
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Missouri Martin
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Happy
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Count Romero
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Louise
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Shakespeare
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Carlos
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Butler
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Governor
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Inspector
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Reception Guest (uncredited)
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Pool Hall Dupe (uncredited)
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Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
Joe Bordeaux ...
Reception Guest (uncredited)
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Lloyd - Hotel Mail Clerk (uncredited)
Raymond Brown ...
Seated Man in Mayor's Office (uncredited)
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Society Reporter (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ...
Commissioner (uncredited)
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Cheesecake (uncredited)
Sidney D'Albrook ...
Louis the Lug - Reception Guest (uncredited)
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Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Julia Griffith ...
Dowager in Mayor's Entourage (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ...
Ship News Reporter (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Oscar - Hotel Employee with Letter (uncredited)
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Mayor (uncredited)
Frank Holliday ...
Second Detective (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ...
Flower Peddler (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ...
Harry the Horse - Reception Guest (uncredited)
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Man in Mayor's Office (uncredited)
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Reception Guest (uncredited)
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Nick - Mug at Reception (uncredited)
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Police Capt. Moore (uncredited)
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Reception Guest (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ...
Detective (uncredited)
Dad Mills ...
Blind Man (uncredited)
Miki Morita ...
Dave the Dude's Butler (uncredited)
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Reception Guest (uncredited)
Ky Robinson ...
First Detective (uncredited)
Harry Semels ...
The Greek - 'Fly on Sugar' Winner (uncredited)
Shorty ...
Legless Man (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ...
Butch - Mug at Reception (uncredited)
Emma Tansey ...
Annie's Upstairs Neighbor (uncredited)
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Reception Guest (uncredited)
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Pierre (uncredited)
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Mex - Reception Guest (uncredited)
Florence Wix ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank Capra

Written by

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Robert Riskin ... (screen play and dialogue)
 
Damon Runyon ... (from the story by)

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Harry Cohn ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Howard Jackson ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Joseph Walker ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Gene Havlick ... film editor

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Charles Nelson ... editorial assistant (uncredited)

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Stephen Goosson ... (uncredited)

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Robert Kalloch ... (uncredited)

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Charles C. Coleman ... assistant director (uncredited)

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George Rhein ... props (uncredited)

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Edward Bernds ... sound (uncredited)
Irving 'Buster' Libbott ... assistant sound recording engineer (uncredited)
Jack Wiler ... sound truck driver/sound maintenance (uncredited)

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André Barlatier ... camera operator (uncredited)
William Fraker Jr. ... still photographer (uncredited)
George Hager ... chief electrician (uncredited)
George F. Kelley ... assistant camera (uncredited)
James Lloyd ... grip (uncredited)
Michael Walsh ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department

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C. Bakaleinikoff ... musical director (as Bakaleinikoff)

Other crew

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Harry Cohn ... president: Columbia Pictures Corp.
George Brown ... general press agent (uncredited)
Lester Cowan ... assistant: Mr. Cohn (uncredited)
Stanley Kramer ... production assistant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Apple Annie is an indigent woman who has always written to her daughter in Spain that she is a member of New York's high society. With her daughter suddenly en route to America with her new fiancé and his father, a member of Spain's aristocracy, Annie must continue her pretense of wealth or the count will not give his blessing. She gets unexpected help from Dave the Dude, a well-known figure in underground circles who considers Annie his good luck charm, and who obtains for her a luxury apartment to entertain the visitors - but this uncharacteristic act of kindness from a man with a disreputable reputation arouses suspicions, leading to complications which further cause things to not always go quite as planned. Written by Paul Donahue

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Also Known As
  • Beggar's Holiday (United States)
  • Madame la Gimp (United States)
  • Apple Annie (United States)
  • Grande dame d'un jour (France)
  • Lady für einen Tag (Germany)
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  • 96 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia A number of beggars in downtown Los Angeles were cast in small roles, including the legless man, nicknamed Shorty, whom Capra had remembered as selling pencils when the director was a paperboy. See more »
Goofs While Dave the Dude's gang waits inside Missouri Martin's nightclub, Happy McGuire and Dave stand outside and are informed of the presence of the cops. Behind them on the left side of the double doors there is a "Closed" sign but the sign is gone when the interior shot has the two entering the club. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Frank Capra's American Dream (1997). See more »
Soundtracks The Sidewalks of New York See more »
Quotes Happy McGuire: That should be a cinch.
Butler: I beg your pardon, Sir.
Happy McGuire: I said that should be a leadpipe cinch!
Butler: If I had choice of weapons with you, Sir, I'd choose grammar!
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