History Film / LadyForADay

25th Nov '15 5:23:39 PM gallium
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lady_for_a_day.jpg]] [[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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* MaintainTheLie: An impressive amount of work goes into making Louise and Annie's in-laws think that SheCleansUpNicely: Apple Annie is Mrs. E. Worthington Manville, a wealthy society lady. Dave older than 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).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.
28th Jan '14 10:00:57 PM gallium
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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''.
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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''. Miracles'', starring Creator/BetteDavis.
21st Jan '14 8:39:04 AM gallium
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''Lady for a Day'' is an AcademyAward nominated film directed by Creator/FrankCapra, based on the short story "Madame La Gimp" by Creator/DamonRunyon. Capra later remade it under the title ''Pocketful of Miracles''.
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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 later remade it in 1961 under the title ''Pocketful of Miracles''.
21st Jan '14 8:38:14 AM gallium
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The remake, ''Pocketful of Miracles'', was the last film for both director Capra and veteran character actor Thomas Mitchell.
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The remake, ''Pocketful of Miracles'', was the last film for both director Capra and veteran character actor Thomas Mitchell.Mitchell, and was also the film debut of Ann-Margaret.

The remake, ''Pocketful of Miracles'', was * HappyEnding: A surprisingly straight example. Just when the last film for both director Capra seems like it is setting up a tearful confession from Annie, to be followed by her daughter's tearful forgiveness, the mayor and veteran character actor Thomas Mitchell.the governor and other big-wigs show up and save Annie's bacon. Significantly, the movie ends with Annie waving goodbye to her daughter from the dock, and does not show her returning to her life on the streets.

* JustInTime: Just as Annie [[spoiler:feels she has no choice but to confess her secret and ruin her daughter's marriage, the mayor shows up with guests to help keep up the charade for Annie]]. * MockMillionaire
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* HypocriticalHumor: From Shakespeare, Dave's dimwitted {{Mook}}. --> '''Shakespeare''': "A fella told me it was hard luck being superstitious." * JustInTime: Just as Annie [[spoiler:feels feels she has no choice but to confess her secret and ruin her daughter's marriage, the mayor shows up with guests to help keep up the charade for Annie]]. Annie. So does the governor. And the police commissioner. * MockMillionaireMaintainTheLie: 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).

* PrincessForADay * ASimplePlan
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* PrincessForADay PrincessForADay: Or in this case a society lady for a day. * ASimplePlanASimplePlan: Grows increasingly complicated as Dave the Dude, because he believes Annie is good luck (and probably because he genuinely likes her), faces more and more obstacles. A bunch of society reporters from New York newspapers show up at the dock when the ship carrying Louise arrives. The reporters obviously will expose Annie as a fake, so Dave has them kidnapped.
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