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A Lady of Chance (1928)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  1 December 1928 (USA)
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Seasoned grifter Dolly Crandall returns to the 'badger game' but has a change of heart when she falls in love with a young man she believes is a rich Southerner.



(from the story "Little Angel"), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Lowell Sherman ...
Gwen Lee ...
Steve Crandall (as John Mack Brown)
Eugenie Besserer ...
Mrs. Crandall
Buddy Messinger ...
Hank (as Buddie Messinger)


Dolly, alias "Angel Face," meets a naive young man at a hotel who appears to be rich. Thinking she's found an easy mark, she marries him, only to find out that the plantation he was bragging about belongs to a neighbor, and his fortune is more speculative than real. In spite of herself, she falls in love with him. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance






Release Date:

1 December 1928 (USA)  »

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A Lady of Chance  »

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(2001 alternate)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences)| | (2001 re-issue)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The song "Just a Little Bit of Driftwood" (1928); music and lyrics by Benny Davis, 'Dohl Davis' and Abe Lyman was published in connection with the movie. See more »


Steve Crandall: [to Angel Face] I never realized how uninteresting cement was until I met you.
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A nice little silent with the amazingly vampish Norma Shearer
11 September 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While Warner Brothers and many of the other American studios were making more and more talking pictures in 1928, the world's largest and most prestigious studio, MGM, was still firmly convinced that sound was a fad that would soon pass. This is one of the main reasons that this film is a silent, though in a slight nod to the trend, it did feature sound effects and music.

During most of her career, Norma Shearer played rather nice ladies and that's why I enjoyed seeing her in this film, as she was a nasty piece of work. Not only was she a career criminal, but she had no qualms about cheating "suckers" out of their money. Eventually, though, she thinks she's ready for a big score when she meets a man who she thinks is really rich--though after they marry and move to his home she finds he's not rich but owns a small concrete business. What happens next is pretty interesting but I'd rather cut the summary short because it might spoil the film.

The film has decent writing (though at times it is predictable) and the acting is generally very good as well. Most importantly, it is fun to watch and entertaining. While not among the best silents, this is still worth a peek--especially if, like me, you are a huge fan of early film.

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