Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942 film)

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,[1] which was in turn adapted from the 1901 novel of the same name by Alice Hegan Rice.

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Directed byRalph Murphy
Written byDoris Anderson
Based onMrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
by Alice Hegan Rice
and play by Anne Crawford Flexner
Produced byRalph Murphy
Sol C. Siegel
StarringFay Bainter
Barbara Jo Allen
Hugh Herbert
CinematographyLeo Tover
Edited byAnne Bauchens
Music byVictor Young
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 1942 (1942-10)
CountryUnited States





Other adaptations


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.[2]

The book was also adapted into a radio series which aired from 1935 to 1938.[3]


  1. ^ "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch", IBDB.
  2. ^ 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.
  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.