MRS. WIGGS OF THE CABBAGE PATCH
Starring Marguerite Clark
MOTION PICTURE MAGAZINE
For those who like this sort of thing, we'll admit it couldn't be done better. Alice Hegan Rice's popular novel has been translated to the screen, nice barn-like orphanages, muddy alleys, homely characters and all. The principal character, that of the optimistic Mrs. Wiggs, has been painfully submerged in order to make Lovey Mary a stellar role for Marguerite Clark. We tried conscientiously to get into tune with Miss Clark's interpretation of Lovey Mary, but it was seldom that she struck a genuinely sympathetic chord. She failed to feel her part. Finished actress that she is, she has capably expressed the required emotions, but not once has she felt them. Vivian Ogden gives an excellent characterization of Tabitha Hazy, who has such difficulty in landing a man. We couldn't help wondering where Lovey Mary of the orphanage, upon seeking refuge with Mrs. Wiggs, procured so many changes of costume. Such things are no longer excusable under the title of "Just Movies."
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