Wednesday, February 3, 2010

365 Movies: Lady for a Day Review

Lady for a Day stars May Robson, Warren William, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks, Glenda Farrell, and Jean Parker in this 1933 film directed by Frank Capra. The film is about apple seller, 'Apple Annie'(Robson) who writes to a daughter she has never met. In the letters, she writers of her wealthy and rich life, when in actuality, her life is quite the opposite. Gangster 'Dave the Dude'(William), sees 'Apple Annie' as his good luck and when he finds out about her misfortunes and that her daughter is coming to visit, he helps transform her from frumpy apple seller to an elegant and classy woman. This movie was so splendid to watch and seeing May in such a juicy role was so much fun to watch. May delivers the best and alongside her is the very underrated Warren William and Glenda Farrell. I really wish they were more well known today because their acting is so natural and great to watch. Throughout the film, you seem sympathize towards Apple Annie and the misfortunes, she deals with. Each actor in this movie plays their roles perfectly! I'm looking to seeing the re-make of this, which starred Bette Davis as Apple Annie and Glenn Ford as Dave the Dude.

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1 comment:

Sally said...

This sounds so cute!