Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Shopworn Angel 1938

     Bill Pettigrew has enlisting in the military for WWI.  He is sent to New York for his basic training and he meets actress and singer Daisy Heath.  Her car is taking her to the theater on Broadway and it almost runs him over.  Daisy agrees to pretend she is Bill’s girlfriend so he can impress the other soldiers.  Her boyfriend Sam Bailey is starting to get a little jealous of all the attention she is receiving from Bill.  A side benefit is that Daisy and Sam realize how much they really care about each other.  Bill comes by to say goodbye to Daisy and tell her he is being shipped out.  Bill asks Daisy to marry him before he leaves.
     Bill Pettigrew is from Texas and he’s never met anyone like Daisy before.  She is so shiny and bright!!  This is an interesting movie with a lot of emotions.  WWI was rough for anyone who had to fight.  Everyone leaving to go overseas was worried about not coming back.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

85 min, Drama directed by H.C. Potter with Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon, Hattie McDaniel, Nat Pendleton, Alan Curtis.

Note:  Imdb 7.0 out of 10, 80% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.5* out of 5* with 13 reviews.
Special Note:  Jimmy Stewart seems young in this role but he's 30 years old.  Margaret Sullavan doesn’t do her own singing.  The songs are dubbed and actually sung by Mary Martin.  She is known for her role as Peter Pan.

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