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Lady for a Day (7-Sep-1933)

Director: Frank Capra

Writer: Robert Riskin

From novel: Madame La Gimp by Damon Runyon

Musical Director: C. Bakaleinikoff

Keywords: Comedy

A poor elderly apple seller, Apple Annie, among whose regular customers are mobster Dave the Dude, pretends to be member of high society in letters to her daughter Louise, living in Spain. When Louise comes to visit, Dave and his gangster friends rally to her rescue. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Adaptation. Remade as Pocketful of Miracles (1961), also by Frank Capra.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Connolly
8-Apr-1887 28-May-1940 It Happened One Night
Glenda Farrell
30-Jun-1904 1-May-1971 Torchy Blane
Halliwell Hobbes
16-Nov-1877 20-Feb-1962 British-American character actor
Guy Kibbee
6-Mar-1882 24-May-1956 Captain January
Jean Parker
11-Aug-1915 30-Nov-2005 Little Women
Nat Pendleton
9-Aug-1895 12-Oct-1967 At the Circus
May Robson
19-Apr-1858 20-Oct-1942 Lady for a Day
Ned Sparks
19-Nov-1883 3-Apr-1957 Unsmiling character actor
Warren William
2-Dec-1894 24-Sep-1948 Imitation of Life


Warren William   ...   Dave the Dude
May Robson   ...   Apple Annie
Guy Kibbee   ...   Judge Blake
Glenda Farrell   ...   Missouri Martin
Ned Sparks   ...   Happy
Walter Connolly   ...   Count Romero
Jean Parker   ...   Louise
Nat Pendleton   ...   Shakespeare
Barry Norton   ...   Carlos
Halliwell Hobbes   ...   Butler
Hobart Bosworth   ...   Governor
Robert Emmett O'Connor   ...   Inspector


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