Queen for a Day Movie Review 1951

Information and Film Reviews for Queen for a Day the Movie

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Three differing vignettes, based on a rather notorious radio and TV game show of the time, in which "deserving" (or sufficiently pathetic) working-class women were rewarded for their selflessness. Part one concerns a perfect suburban family whose son contracts polio. Part two has a teen spooking his immigrant parents by working as a carnival high diver to earn college cash. The finale is a Dorothy Parker farce about a homely but kindhearted nurse caring for the child of an unappreciative couple. So popular was this segment that the film was retitled after the main character. Overall, not bad considering the source.


Available on VHS
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adapted from a Radio Show, Game Shows, Adapted from Television, TV Series, Comedy Anthologies
Phyllis Avery, Darren McGavin, Tristram Coffin, Adam Williams, Tracey Roberts, Jack Bailey, Jim Morgan, Fort Pearson
Arthur Lubin
United Artists

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