Lady for a Day
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In this film, May Robson plays Apple Annie, a slatternly Broadway apple peddler. Annie has a daughter named Louise, who has been supported in luxury all her life by her mother. However, Louise has no idea who Annie really is, believing she is the daughter of a society matron.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Suitably made for Depression-era audiences, Frank Capra's version of Damon Ranyon's famed story is an endearing fable with a strong, Oscar-nominated turn from the vet actress May Robson as Apple Annie."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Gets a little goopy, even for Capra."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Capra spreads his usual feel-good schmaltz over the otherwise springy material."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Despite the film's lack of momentum toward the end, it's still perfectly watchable, and it's a good window on early Capra."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Endearing story of lowlifes"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"A film where even scenes of abject poverty shimmer with an almost luminous quality. Capra's camera is fluid and precise in its moves."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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