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Peg O' My Heart

Released May 26, 1933 1h 29m Musical Romance List
Reviews 64% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Young Peg O'Connell (Marion Davies) is living with her father, Pat (J. Farrell MacDonald), in a small village in Ireland when Sir Gerald Markham (Onslow Stevens) turns up with news. Peg has been left a large inheritance by her late grandfather, providing she spends three years in England training to be a lady and remains separated from her father during this time. But when Pat sends a false report of his death to her in England, Peg believes herself to be alone, and begins to fall for Markham. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member Marion Davies' best performance in a talkie Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review joe m Corny yet somewhat endearing tale of an Irish lass, Peg (Marion Davies), who comes in to an unexpected inheritance of 2 million pounds. But, the catch being, she must leave her beloved father (MacDonald) and move to England. The usual fish-out-of-water story as Davies has to make her way among the snobby upper crust British aristocrats. Well played with a suitably stuffy manor house set, but every cliche that makes up this movie you can see coming a mile away. Davies gives a decent comedic turn. But, not a movie to go out of your way to see. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member TMC commentary by Ben Mankiewicz adds the unanimous positive critical reaction at the time and the enormous public response at the time, with one of the songs from the movie being catapulted to the #1 spot in musical fame. Davies did not consider this among her best performances (and I agree), but the critics disagreed and this film has always been mentioned as one of Davies' best. It is always difficult for American actors to put on foreign accents and this was one of the first attempts. Davies does fine at first, but slips as time goes on; however, this is much better than actors twenty and thirty years later, like Dick Van Dyke, who just can't get it at all. Davies is convincing in her role, despite the obvious plot inconsistencies. McDonald and Stevens also add to this well received film. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member A charming early Sound Marion Davies film about a simple Irish Girl called Peg & her one in a million offer to go live with her aunt & be an heir of an estate over $2,000,000. Marion Davies truly was a shinning star that brought much to the screen & this film was a great showcase for talent indeed. Romantic & sentimental at its core you just have to go with it. Supposively a large hit in its day & still has appeal. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member another great example of davies talent playing against type here Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member wow. no love for marion davies! she is truly one of the great early sound film actresses and this is definetely one of her best performances. undoubtedly a charming and well meaning early american sound film and a must for genre fans Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Young Peg O'Connell (Marion Davies) is living with her father, Pat (J. Farrell MacDonald), in a small village in Ireland when Sir Gerald Markham (Onslow Stevens) turns up with news. Peg has been left a large inheritance by her late grandfather, providing she spends three years in England training to be a lady and remains separated from her father during this time. But when Pat sends a false report of his death to her in England, Peg believes herself to be alone, and begins to fall for Markham.
Producer
Robert Z. Leonard
Screenwriter
Frank R. Adams, J. Hartley Manners, Frances Marion
Distributor
Loew's Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Production Co
Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Cosmopolitan Productions
Genre
Musical, Romance
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 26, 1933, Wide
Release Date (DVD)
Mar 15, 2016
Runtime
1h 29m
Sound Mix
Mono