At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception, because Jane's ... See full summary »
Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result.
Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom ... See full summary »
The Andrews Sisters
Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York City as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples, he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help. Annie's daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The Count's son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York City society. It's up to Dave and Queenie and their Runyonesque cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York City's elite.Written by
Frank Capra was disappointed with the final result, calling it a "miserable film". He was more than happy with Peter Falk's performance though, referring to it as "the one bright spark". See more »
When Dave demands $100,00 from Darcey, he is shaking his fist while holding an apple. The camera cuts to another angle, and Dave is shaking an empty fist. See more »
Dave the Dude:
[seeing the Butler packed and sneaking out of his room]
Now where do you think you're goin?
Well I... I'm fleeting from Armageddon, sir. With my cardiac condition, I... I just cannot take unhappy endings. So I'm off to join Mr. Kent in Havana, sir.
Dave the Dude:
With two broken legs?
My legs, sir, oh they're quite... Oh. OHHH! Very cleverly put, sir, yes... thank you, sir... Not at all...
[hurries back into his room]
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This movie is long, talky and winded, but there are some wonderful performances. And, the last scene with Bette Davis (can't say more for fear of divulging too much) is a marvel. Deeply moving and Davis is luminous. All of the talk, talk, talk is worth the look on Davis' face at the end of the film. Enjoy it, warts and all.
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