The Life of Vergie Winters (1934) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

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In this tear-jerking adaptation of Louis Bromfield's novel A Good Woman, the title character stands tall in the face of small town gossip in order to stay with her already married lover who makes promises to her he does not intend to keep. Matters get complicated when Vergie gets pregnant. At the same time, her lover begins running for political office. Not wanting scandal to destroy his promising career, Vergie begs him not to divorce the wife he doesn't love. The child, a girl, is born. Vergie and her man continue to tryst, but it is far from a perfect situation and back home, he is miserable. One day he decides enough is enough and tells his vindictive wife the truth and announces his intent to divorce her. The wife takes this poorly and her jealousy sets a terrible tragedy in motion that is only resolved at the story's end.

Cast

Ann Harding
as Vergie Winters
John Boles
as John Shadwell
Helen Vinson
as Laura Shadwell
Betty Furness
as Joan at Age 19
Frank Albertson
as Ranny Truesdale
Lon Chaney Jr
as Hugo McQueen
Sara Haden
as Winnie Belle
Ben Alexander
as Barry Preston
Donald Crisp
as Mike Davey
Maidel Turner
as Ella Heenan
Cecil Cunningham
as Pearl Turner
Josephine Whittell
as Madame Claire
Wesley Barry
as Herbert Somerby
Creighton Chaney
as Hugo McQueen
Edward Van Sloan
as Jim Winters
Wallis Clark
as Mr. Preston
Edwin Stanley
as Mr. Truesdale
Bonita Granville
as Joan as a Girl
Walter Brennan
as Roscoe, a Gossiper
Jed Prouty
as Reverend
Betty Mack
as Della, the Maid
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This picture is supposed to have been one of the bad influences of 1934, but it is hard to imagine anyone, after seeing it, being irresistibly tempted to lead the life of Vergie Winters.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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