Cinema: Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

(Paramount). This version of Alice Hegan Rice's homely novel of the 1890's provides a cinema debut for able Actress Pauline Lord (Anna Christie, The Late Christopher Bean). As a poor goodwife in a decrepit shack, her activities include mothering five moppets, hoping her husband (Donald Meek) will return from the Klondike with gold, accepting charity from a rich girl and the rich girl's suitor. Mrs. Wiggs befriends a fluttery spinster (ZaSu Pitts) whom she aids in acquiring a husband (W. C. Fields) from a matrimonial agency. Mrs. Wiggs's second son dies and she...

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