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Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934)

US 80m, B&W
Director: Norman Taurog; Cast: Pauline Lord, W.C. Fields, Zasu Pitts

wiggs-of-the-cabbage-patchMrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch is a “Thanksgiving” melodrama based on the 1901 Alice Hegan Rice novel of the same name about the story of a mother, Mrs. Wiggs, who struggles to look after her children while her husband is prospecting in the Klondike. The story plods along as we learn of Mrs. Wiggs’ infinite optimism, and the blessings of being poor, at least until Fields makes his appearance as Mr. C. Ellseworth Stubbins, a mail order husband. Unfortunately Fields’ appearance comes far too late in the film to save what is otherwise a maudlin production (Klaus Ming March 2015).


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This entry was posted on 03/14/2015 by in 1930s, All, Unlisted and tagged .
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