Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch is a 1942 American comedy-drama film starring Fay Bainter and directed by Ralph Murphy. It was based on the play by Anne Crawford Flexner that premiered on Broadway in 1904, which was in turn adapted from the 1901 novel of the same name by Alice Hegan Rice.
|Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch|
|Directed by||Ralph Murphy|
|Written by||Doris Anderson|
|Based on||Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch|
by Alice Hegan Rice
and play by Anne Crawford Flexner
|Produced by||Ralph Murphy|
Sol C. Siegel
Barbara Jo Allen
|Edited by||Anne Bauchens|
|Music by||Victor Young|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
- Fay Bainter as Mrs. Elvira Wiggs
- Vera Vague as Tabitha Hazy
- Hugh Herbert as Marcus Throckmorton
- Betty Brewer as Asia Wiggs
- Billy Lee as Jimmy Wiggs
- Carolyn Lee as Europena Wiggs
- Carl Switzer as Billy Wiggs
- Mary Thomas as Australia Wiggs
- Janet Beecher as Mrs. Olcott
- Barbara Britton as Lucy Olcott
- Moroni Olsen as Dr. Olcott
- Clem Bevans as Postman
- Ethel Griffies as Mrs. Graham (uncredited)
The 1942 version is the fourth film adaptation of the novel. The first film version was released in 1914, starring Blanche Chapman. The second version was released in 1919 and stars Marguerite Clark, while the third version was released in 1934 and stars Pauline Lord.
The book was also adapted into a radio series which aired from 1935 to 1938.
- "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch", IBDB.
- Hall, Wade, ed. (2005). The Kentucky Anthology: Two Hundred Years of Writing in the Bluegrass State. The University Press of Kentucky. p. 177. ISBN 0-813-12376-3.
- Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 462. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. Retrieved 2019-12-18.
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, soap opera.