#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York City as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples, he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help. Annie’s daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The Count’s son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York City society. It’s up to Dave and Queenie and their Runyonesque cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York City’s elite.
Plot: Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much a part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples — he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help: Annie’s daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The count’s son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York society. It’s up to Dave and Queenie and their cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York’s elite.
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Remake edges out original with comedy and different slant
The source for this movie is a Damon Runyon short story, “Madame La Gimp.” It was first made into a movie in 1933, entitled “Lady for a Day.” Frank Capra directed that film, which received four Academy Award nominations for the then second-tier Hollywood studio, Columbia. Here, Capra produced and directed the remake with an independent company set up for that purpose. “Pocketful of Miracles” received three Oscar nominations.
This movie has a lot of history behind it – Capra’s desire to remake it, different scripts and studio interests, different casting, conflicts between stars, etc. Some of the reviews I’ve read seem to have been influenced more by that history than by the product itself. I’ve read much of the background. I’ve watched and enjoyed very much the original “Lady for a Day.” I was in the Army when this film came out, and we didn’t get to see movies until long after they came out. So, it was some years later before I first saw “Pocketful of Miracles” on TV. I now have it on DVD in my film collection.
I think I can see why Capra wanted to remake the movie – and in its original setting and time, the 1930s. “Lady for a Day,” was a very good film. But Capra was only director – he didn’t have control over the script or some of the casting. In “Pocketful of Miracles,” Capra was in charge from the beginning. Glenn Ford was his partner in producing the film and had the male lead. But it was Capra’s baby from the start. It’s too bad that there were personality conflicts between some of the actors, and that Capra had to endure the infighting. But, it’s as much an accolade to Hollywood and the acting profession that we viewers don’t see any of that in the finished product. Instead, what we see is a delightful, whimsical, fairy-tale of a story.
Capra has changed the tone and mood of the original film so much that we see here a completely different story of an almost identical plot. Mary Robson was wonderful as the first Apple Annie. She seemed to be a pathetic character, a product of misfortune and the times. Bette Davis, on the other hand, while a product of the times seems to relish her position in society. She puts a little more life into the character – very appropriate for this second film version. Warren William is good as Dave the Dude, but we don’t know what the big deal is that distracts him once in a while. And, he and his gang are wont to use the artillery from time to time. Very believable for the times, I think. Glenn Ford’s Dave the Dude is much more a man of pride who’s gang doesn’t wield guns so much as muscle. He has connections, and Ford gives a bravado to the character that fits beautifully into the comedic role.
Anyway, the entire cast is superb in this film. And it’s a cast of many notable actors. This is an entertaining film all around, and one the whole family should enjoy.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 16 min (136 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Frank Capra
Writer Hal Kanter, Harry Tugend, Robert Riskin
Actors Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. 2 wins & 8 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Mitchell Camera
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 50T 5250)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm