Lady For A Day (1933) Rated NR

Adapted from Damon Runyon’s short story, Madame La Gimp. This film follows Apple Annie, a street peddler who lies to her daughter about being a member of high society. When her daughter decides to visit Apple Annie’s friends try to help keep up the pretense. Starring Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee

If this sounds familiar, Frank Capra not only directed this film but remade it in 1961 as Pocketful of Miracles. I agree with Frank Capra in that I preferred his remake than Lady for a Day. Maybe I prefer it only because I saw Pocketful before Lady but I really felt when watching Lady there was a been there done that feel. Capra does what he does best in this film, its heartfelt and memorable. This is a classic, as is most of Frank Capra’s films. It’s definitely worth a watch.

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