Lady for a Day Movie Review Summary

Actors: May Robson, Warren William, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell, Ned Sparks

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LADY FOR A DAY is a movie directed by Frank Capra in 1933. This film earned four nominations for the 1934 Academy Awards.
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Apple Annie is a poor old lady trying to sell her apples in the streets of NYC. She has a daughter who lives in Spain, unaware of her mother's condition. Every time she writes to her daughter, Annie uses the paper of a 5 star hotel, making the young girl believe she has an aristocratic social life.

When Annie finds out that her daughter will arrive by boat in NYC in order to show her mother her fiancÚ's spanish aristocratic family, she's overwhelmed. Dave the Dude, a mobster, decides to help Annie who's always brought him good luck. He will get Annie settled in the best hotel in town and transform her, for a week, into a member of the high society. Everybody will try to help Annie fulfilling the dream of her life : to see to it that her daughter stays unaware of her poverty and lives happy forever.

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Script Analysis of Lady for a Day

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Comedy or Parody about    -   rags to riches How much humor v. drama    -   Lot of humor, but significant serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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