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


Other adaptations

The 1942 version is the fourth film adaption 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]


  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: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (2 ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 462. ISBN 0-195-07678-8.

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