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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Passed | | Drama | 22 June 1934 (USA)
John Shadwell, a promising politician, is married to Laura but is in love with Vergie Winters, a milliner from his home town. As Shadwell's political career blooms, gossip and rumors begin ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred Santell

Writers:

Jane Murfin (screen play), Louis Bromfield (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Harding ... Vergie Winters
John Boles ... John Shadwell
Helen Vinson ... Laura Shadwell
Betty Furness ... Joan Shadwell
Frank Albertson ... Ranny Truesdale
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Hugo McQueen (as Creighton Chaney)
Sara Haden ... Winnie Belle
Molly O'Day ... Sadie
Ben Alexander ... Barry Preston
Donald Crisp ... Mike Davey
Maidel Turner ... Ella Heenan
Cecil Cunningham ... Pearl Turner
Wesley Barry ... Herbert Somerby
Edward Van Sloan ... Jim Winters
Josephine Whittell ... Madame Claire
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Storyline

John Shadwell, a promising politician, is married to Laura but is in love with Vergie Winters, a milliner from his home town. As Shadwell's political career blooms, gossip and rumors begin to cause Vergie to be shunned by the women of the town. Soon the two are constantly faced with the threat of exposure and scandal. Written by Snow Leopard

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vergie Winters See more »

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Budget:

$331,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The airplane Ranny flies into the airport is a 1930 Waco model INF, registration NC619Y. The cost of the plane at the time was $4,365 ($62,700 in 2017). This particular aircraft, as of 2017, is still in flying condition and is part of the collection of the North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum in Concrete, Washington. See more »

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Quotes

Sadie: Besides, Miss Winter's is a lady.
Herbert Somerby: Sure she is. And you stick up for her, innocent.
Sadie: Oh, I ain't so innocent.
Herbert Somerby: You are. That's why I'm so crazy about you.
Sadie: Well, thanks for the show and ice cream and everything.
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Soundtracks

London Bridge is Falling Down
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Traditional nursery song
Played as part of the score for scene of children playing
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So Idealized I Wish It Were True
29 May 2015 | by mickkargerSee all my reviews

Okay, I know this is a dated, old fashioned film, made transcendent by the always radiant Ann Harding. Would a woman today sacrifice herself the way Virgie did? I very much doubt it. But it's idealization of such sacrifice really touched me...perhaps because I know how unrealistic it is to expect such behavior today, or even then. Still. I love this film. I'd never seen it before today, March 29, 2015, thanks to who else? TCM, of course. I thought I'd seen every Ann Harding movie ever made... again, thanks to TCM...but they must have made a zillion movies during the 30s, because almost every week, new one turn up...new for me, that is. Bless you TCM...and bless you Ann Hadding, wherever you are...


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