History Film / LadyForADay

3rd Mar '17 10:07:34 AM jamespolk
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''Lady for a Day'' is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated film from 1933, directed by Creator/FrankCapra, based on the short story "Madame La Gimp" by Creator/DamonRunyon. Capra remade it in 1961 under the title ''Pocketful of Miracles'', starring Creator/BetteDavis.

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''Lady for a Day'' is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated film from 1933, directed by Creator/FrankCapra, based on the short story "Madame La Gimp" by Creator/DamonRunyon. Capra remade it in 1961 under the title ''Pocketful of Miracles'', starring Creator/BetteDavis.\n



The remake, ''Pocketful of Miracles'' (1961), was the last film for both director Capra and veteran character actor Thomas Mitchell, and was also the film debut of Ann-Margaret. This version adds a few subplots, such as the renamed Queenie Martin's efforts to get Dave the Dude to marry her, and Dave's negotiations with Steve Darcy (a mobster from Chicago).

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The remake, ''Pocketful of Miracles'' (1961), was the last film for both director Capra and veteran character actor Thomas Mitchell, and was also remade it in 1961 under the film debut of Ann-Margaret. This version adds a few subplots, such as the renamed Queenie Martin's efforts to get Dave the Dude to marry her, and Dave's negotiations with Steve Darcy (a mobster from Chicago).
title ''Film/PocketfulOfMiracles'', starring Creator/BetteDavis.






* AdaptationExpansion: ''Pocketful of Miracles'' goes into a lot more detail about the mobster's backstory. It also shows the first meeting between Dave and his girlfriend (called Queenie in this version).
* AmbiguouslyGay: Pierre in both the original and the remake. He is one of the crew of makeup artists, etc. that Missouri/Queenie Martin brings in to give Apple Annie a complete makeover. They all head into the bedroom and the dialogue goes something like this:
-->'''Dave the Dude:''' Wait a minute, he can't go in there.
-->'''Missouri:''' It's all right, Dude, it's all right.
-->'''Dave the Dude:''' Pierre.
* DeadpanSnarker: Joy Boy, one of Dave's henchmen in ''Pocketful of Miracles'', is the narrator, and pretty snarky. Then there's Annie herself, who is rather sparkler than she was in the 1933 version. Bette Davis gets a nickel for an apple and says "A nickel! Thank you, Mr. Rockefeller!"

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* AdaptationExpansion: ''Pocketful of Miracles'' goes into a lot more detail about the mobster's backstory. It also shows the first meeting between Dave and his girlfriend (called Queenie in this version).

* AmbiguouslyGay: Pierre in both the original and the remake.Pierre. He is one of the crew of makeup artists, etc. that Missouri/Queenie Missouri Martin brings in to give Apple Annie a complete makeover. They all head into the bedroom and the dialogue goes something like this:
-->'''Dave the Dude:''' Wait a minute, he can't go in there.
-->'''Missouri:''' It's all right, Dude, it's all right.
-->'''Dave the Dude:''' Pierre.
* DeadpanSnarker: Joy Boy, one of Dave's henchmen in ''Pocketful of Miracles'', is the narrator, and pretty snarky. Then there's Annie herself, who is rather sparkler than she was in the 1933 version. Bette Davis gets a nickel for an apple and says "A nickel! Thank you, Mr. Rockefeller!"



* HollywoodCostuming: ''Pocketful of Miracles'' had a few nods to 1930s clothing, but the overall look (especially the women's formal dresses at the end) owed more to the time it was made.



* MockMillionaire: Mr. and Mrs. E. Worthington Manville, with Annie's husband being played by pool hustler Henry Blake (Guy Kibbee in the original, Thomas Mitchell in the remake).
* PrettyInMink: ''Lady for a Day'' and ''Pocketful of Miracles'' had loads of furs. In both, Louise has a white ermine shoulder cape.

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* MockMillionaire: Mr. and Mrs. E. Worthington Manville, with Annie's husband being played by pool hustler Henry Blake (Guy Kibbee in the original, Thomas Mitchell in the remake).
Kibbee).
* PrettyInMink: ''Lady for a Day'' and ''Pocketful of Miracles'' had loads of furs. In both, Louise has a white ermine shoulder cape.
28th Feb '17 5:01:52 PM jamespolk
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* DeadpanSnarker: Joy Boy, one of Dave's henchmen in ''Pocketful of Miracles'', is the narrator, and pretty snarky.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Joy Boy, one of Dave's henchmen in ''Pocketful of Miracles'', is the narrator, and pretty snarky. Then there's Annie herself, who is rather sparkler than she was in the 1933 version. Bette Davis gets a nickel for an apple and says "A nickel! Thank you, Mr. Rockefeller!"
31st Jan '17 8:26:53 AM jayoungr
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But then her daughter is engaged to a Spanish count, who wishes to meet her. The truth would ruin the match and humiliate everyone. Fortunately, a mobster, Dave the Dude, has been buying her apples for years, as a good luck charm. He agrees to help her out in return. Unfortunately, maintaining the charade is not so simple.

The remake, ''Pocketful of Miracles'' (1961), was the last film for both director Capra and veteran character actor Thomas Mitchell, and was also the film debut of Ann-Margaret. This version adds a few subplots, such as Queenie Martin's efforts to get Dave the Dude to marry her, and Dave's negotiations with Steve Darcy (a mobster from Chicago).

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But then her daughter is engaged to a Spanish count, who wishes to meet her. The truth would ruin the match and humiliate everyone. Fortunately, a mobster, Dave the Dude, has been buying her apples for years, as a good luck charm. He agrees to help her out in return.return, with the help of his girlfriend, Missouri Martin. Unfortunately, maintaining the charade is not so simple.

The remake, ''Pocketful of Miracles'' (1961), was the last film for both director Capra and veteran character actor Thomas Mitchell, and was also the film debut of Ann-Margaret. This version adds a few subplots, such as the renamed Queenie Martin's efforts to get Dave the Dude to marry her, and Dave's negotiations with Steve Darcy (a mobster from Chicago).



In 2008, Akshay Kumar starred in ''Singh is Kinng,'' using the same story.

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In 2008, Akshay Kumar starred in ''Singh is Kinng,'' using the same basic story.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Pierre in both the original and the remake. He is one of the crew of makeup artists, etc. that Queenie Martin brings in to give Apple Annie a complete makeover. They all head into the bedroom and the dialogue goes something like this:
-->'''Dave the Dude:''' Hey, he can't go in there!
-->'''Missouri/Queenie:''' It's all right, trust me.
-->'''Dave the Dude:''' Oh...Pierre.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Pierre in both the original and the remake. He is one of the crew of makeup artists, etc. that Queenie Missouri/Queenie Martin brings in to give Apple Annie a complete makeover. They all head into the bedroom and the dialogue goes something like this:
-->'''Dave the Dude:''' Hey, Wait a minute, he can't go in there!
-->'''Missouri/Queenie:'''
there.
-->'''Missouri:'''
It's all right, trust me.
Dude, it's all right.
-->'''Dave the Dude:''' Oh...Pierre.
25th Nov '15 5:23:39 PM gallium
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[[caption-width-right:350:Mrs. E. Worthington Manville waits at the dock.]]
17th Oct '15 4:07:32 PM DragonQuestZ
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* DespairEventHorizon: Annie's reaction to her daughter coming home.

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* DespairEventHorizon: Annie's reaction to her daughter coming home.home, and worried that her daughter will be humiliated and ruined.
20th May '15 4:11:34 PM nombretomado
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''Lady for a Day'' is an AcademyAward nominated film from 1933, directed by Creator/FrankCapra, based on the short story "Madame La Gimp" by Creator/DamonRunyon. Capra remade it in 1961 under the title ''Pocketful of Miracles'', starring Creator/BetteDavis.

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''Lady for a Day'' is an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated film from 1933, directed by Creator/FrankCapra, based on the short story "Madame La Gimp" by Creator/DamonRunyon. Capra remade it in 1961 under the title ''Pocketful of Miracles'', starring Creator/BetteDavis.
2nd Feb '15 8:54:33 AM jayoungr
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* AdaptationExpansion: ''Miracles'' goes into a lot more detail about the mobster's backstory.

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* AdaptationExpansion: ''Miracles'' ''Pocketful of Miracles'' goes into a lot more detail about the mobster's backstory.backstory. It also shows the first meeting between Dave and his girlfriend (called Queenie in this version).



* SheCleansUpNicely: Apple Annie is older than the usual subject of this trope, but it applies.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Apple Annie is older than the usual subject of this trope, but it applies.trope.
2nd Feb '15 8:41:57 AM jayoungr
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The remake, ''Pocketful of Miracles'', was the last film for both director Capra and veteran character actor Thomas Mitchell, and was also the film debut of Ann-Margaret.

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The remake, ''Pocketful of Miracles'', Miracles'' (1961), was the last film for both director Capra and veteran character actor Thomas Mitchell, and was also the film debut of Ann-Margaret.Ann-Margaret. This version adds a few subplots, such as Queenie Martin's efforts to get Dave the Dude to marry her, and Dave's negotiations with Steve Darcy (a mobster from Chicago).

In 1989, Jackie Chan directed and starred in a version set in 1930s Hong Kong, called ''Miracles'' (also known as ''Mr. Canton and Lady Rose'' or ''Black Dragon).'' This version is based most closely on ''Pocketful of Miracles.''

In 2008, Akshay Kumar starred in ''Singh is Kinng,'' using the same story.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Pierre in ''Miracles''. He is one of the crew of makeup artists, etc. that Queenie Martin brings in to give Apple Annie a complete makeover. They all head into the bedroom and the dialogue goes something like this:

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Pierre in ''Miracles''.both the original and the remake. He is one of the crew of makeup artists, etc. that Queenie Martin brings in to give Apple Annie a complete makeover. They all head into the bedroom and the dialogue goes something like this:



-->'''Queenie:''' It's all right, trust me.

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-->'''Queenie:''' -->'''Missouri/Queenie:''' It's all right, trust me.



* DeadpanSnarker: Joy Boy, one of Dave's henchmen in ''Miracles'', is the narrator, and pretty snarky.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Joy Boy, one of Dave's henchmen in ''Miracles'', ''Pocketful of Miracles'', is the narrator, and pretty snarky.



* HollywoodCostuming: ''Miracles'' had contemporary clothing, not 1930s clothing.

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* HollywoodCostuming: ''Miracles'' ''Pocketful of Miracles'' had contemporary a few nods to 1930s clothing, not 1930s clothing.but the overall look (especially the women's formal dresses at the end) owed more to the time it was made.



* MaintainTheLie: An impressive amount of work goes into making Louise and Annie's in-laws think that Annie is Mrs. E. Worthington Manville, a wealthy society lady. Dave the Dude borrows a friend's apartment. The various thugs, lowlifes, and beggars that know Annie are dressed up as society folk. The ''mayor'' and the ''governor'' come to her daughter's reception. The police commissioner arranges a police escort to take Louise and Annie's in-laws to the port to board ship.
* MockMillionaire: Mr. and Mrs. E Worthington Manville, with Annie's husband being played by pool hustler Henry Blake (Guy Kibbee in the original, Thomas Mitchell in the remake).

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* MaintainTheLie: An impressive amount of work goes into making Louise and Annie's in-laws think that Annie is Mrs. E. Worthington Manville, a wealthy society lady. Dave the Dude borrows a friend's apartment. The various thugs, lowlifes, and beggars that know Annie are dressed dress up as society folk. The ''mayor'' and the ''governor'' come to her daughter's reception. The police commissioner arranges a police escort to take Louise and Annie's in-laws to the port to board ship.
* MockMillionaire: Mr. and Mrs. E E. Worthington Manville, with Annie's husband being played by pool hustler Henry Blake (Guy Kibbee in the original, Thomas Mitchell in the remake).


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* SheCleansUpNicely: Apple Annie is older than the usual subject of this trope, but it applies.
31st Dec '14 8:35:36 AM flaminghomer
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31st Dec '14 8:35:04 AM flaminghomer
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Pierre in ''Miracles''. He is one of the crew of makeup artists, etc. that Queenie Martin brings in to give Apple Annie a complete makeover. They all head into the bedroom and the dialogue goes something like this:
-->'''Dave the Dude:''' Hey, he can't go in there!
-->'''Queenie:''' It's all right, trust me.
-->'''Dave the Dude:''' Oh...Pierre.
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