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Shopworn (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 25 March 1932 (USA)
A poor woman and a man from an upper-class family fall in love, but his mother will go to any lengths to stop their marriage.

Director:

Nick Grinde (as Nicholas Grinde)

Writers:

Sarah Y. Mason (story), Jo Swerling (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Kitty Lane
Regis Toomey ... David Livingston
Zasu Pitts ... Dot
Lucien Littlefield ... Fred
Clara Blandick ... Mrs. Livingston
LeRoy Mason ... Toby (as Robert Alden)
Oscar Apfel ... Forbes
Maude Turner Gordon Maude Turner Gordon ... Mrs. Thorne
Albert Conti ... Andre
James Durkin ... District Attorney
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Storyline

A poor but honest and hardworking waitress from way across the tracks meets and falls in love with a college student from the upper-stuffy class, but the Mama of the intended objects to the romance. Her objections even lead her to having the waitress framed and sent to a prison work-farm for three months. Upon her release, the waitress finds instant stardom in the show business...and the social class she was lacking. Big Mama withdraws her objections. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

TO THE WOMEN OF SPOKANE! WERE THE SINS OF KITTY LANE ANY LESS SINFUL "BECAUSE" SHE WAS FIRST SINNED AGAINST (original Spokane theatre ad- all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruel desengaño See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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After a full-screen newspaper headline that reads "KITTY LANE NAMED IN DIVORCE SUIT" we see Barbara Stanwyck holding a different newspaper that reads "FATAL FALL CLIMAXES FATAL DIVORCE RAID" but no mention is made of such an incident at any time, so this must have been one of the deleted sequences. See more »

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When Kitty and David are parked next to the golf course, the windshield on his car is struck with a ball, causing it to crack on Kitty's side. In the next scene where they are parked and his mother and the judge pull abreast of them, the windshield is intact. See more »

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'Pa' Lane: That's what you get fooling around with dynamite. I have nothing to leave you with, Kitty. Except, maybe a little advice.
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'Pa' Lane: You're going to find it - a tough world, Kitty. Be tough, yourself. Then they can't hurt you. Not if you learn to take 'em. Go to your Aunt Dot. Too many men around here. You're grown now. Don't forget. Go to my sister.
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Stanwyck is great
30 March 2016 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

This is an early Barbara Stanwyck film, Shopworn, from 1932.

After her father dies in a construction accident, Kitty Lane (Stanwyck) keeps her promise to her dad and goes to live with his sister (Zasu Pitts). There, she works as a waitress.

It's a college town, and the guys are ga-ga over her, though she turns them all down. She falls for a bookish man, David (Regis Toomey), a medical student who doesn't seem to pay attention to her.

David comes from a good family - his father is a Judge, and his mother is possessive. She does not approve of Kitty. She fakes an illness and David finds that he must take her to a specialist in Vienna. Before he leaves, he proposes to Kitty, intending that she join them.

Everyone pretends to go along, but while packing, the police show up and arrest her for violating the public morals act, after she refuses the $5000 offered her. She is sentenced to prison for 90 days. David is told she took the money.

Upon her release, Kitty joins the Follies and makes a great success. Six years later, David visits her dressing room. She leads him on just to reject him, but later, the two talk it out and get back together. But his mother is still a pain, referring to her as "that shopworn woman."

One major scene was cut from this film - while in prison, Kitty miscarries a pregnancy, so it seems that she and David had quite the romance going.

I wouldn't say that Regis Toomey, who became a prolific character actor, and Barbara Stanwyck are well-matched. In the beginning, his role is that of an easily-influenced young man where his parents are concerned, and back in those days, this wasn't unusual. Later on he seems better able to stand up for himself. But as a couple, even when she was just starting out, Stanwyck had star quality, so it doesn't really work.

Stanwyck was a petite ball of fire, versatile, strong and charismatic, with a beautiful figure to boot. What a pleasure to see her in these early films. Watch it for her.


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