Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch – With her husband in the Klondike searching for gold, MRS. WIGGS OF THE CABBAGE PATCH (the poor part of town) valiantly strives against heavy odds to care for her five children. Based on the book by Helen Hegan Rice, this is a wonderfully sentimental look at a bygone era of Americana. Following the film’s most sorrowful sequence, director Norman Taurog wanted to introduce a light touch to the succeeding scenes. The inimitable W. C. Fields was brought in for one week’s work to play Miss Pitts’ gustatorial suitor. Although in much pain from a torn ligament, he is splendid. His scenes with Miss Pitts are a special delight, mixing blustery braggadocio with humor & pathos.