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Shopworn Angel, The

Director:  H. C. Potter
Year Released:  1938
Rating:  2.0

Pretty standard romantic movie, set during World War I, with actress Margaret Sullavan having a chance encounter with new recruit James Stewart, who falls madly in love with her. Completely predicable, contrived and forgettable – there wasn’t a second anything happening was remotely unique – and both leads, which have good chemistry together, can’t quite compensate for the average material (by Waldo Salt, no less). The ending, straining for palpable emotion, is forced.

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