Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch

  • 1942
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Drama

The third and, hopefully, the final version of the 1901 book, this picture didn't come up to the standards of the 1934 movie which featured W.C. Fields and ZaSu Pitts in the roles that Herbert and Vague took here. The story remains essentially the same with very little deviation from the earlier script. Bainter is the redoubtable Mrs. Wiggs, living in the...read more

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The third and, hopefully, the final version of the 1901 book, this picture didn't come up to the standards of the 1934 movie which featured W.C. Fields and ZaSu Pitts in the roles that Herbert and Vague took here. The story remains essentially the same with very little deviation from the

earlier script. Bainter is the redoubtable Mrs. Wiggs, living in the poverty-stricken area known as "The Cabbage Patch" with her five children, Carolyn Lee, Switzer, Brewer, Thomas, and Billy Lee. Vague is the next door neighbor who meets Herbert through an ad in a matrimonial magazine. Switzer

supports the family by selling firewood with an old horse that was destined for the glue factory pulling the wagon. Two of the kids are going to be taken away for adoption, and Billy Lee dies in the hospital. Young doctor Archer takes a liking to the family, meets Britton, and has a subplot

romance with her. In the end, the father, Shannon, returns home after a fruitless search for gold in Alaska. The picture ultimately fails because not enough of the pluckiness of the family remains from the 1934 picture. Herbert and Vague try hard to match the comedy antics of Pitts and Fields but

fall short.

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  • Review: The third and, hopefully, the final version of the 1901 book, this picture didn't come up to the standards of the 1934 movie which featured W.C. Fields and ZaSu Pitts in the roles that Herbert and Vague took here. The story remains essentially the same wit… (more)

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