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A Lady of Chance (1928)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 December 1928 (USA)
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.

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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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1 December 1928 (USA)  »

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Carita de Ángel  »

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

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1.37 : 1
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This movie was originally filmed as a silent picture. But, with the advent of sound, audience began not paying for silent films and only paying to see "talkies". M-G-M, one of the last studios to adopt sound, did not have any "talkies" to release. So, M-G-M began taking silent films they had not yet released, such as this film, and, post-production, added sound sequences to them. See more »

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Gwen: This joint don't look like ready money to me.
Bradley: Maybe it's one of them antique joints.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Norma Shearer (1962) See more »

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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Lady of Chance, A (1928)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

MGM silent film about a con artist known as "Angel Face" (Norma Shearer) who lures rich, married men to her apartment so that she can blackmail them. After a con goes wrong she flees from the police and meets her next target (Johnny Mack Brown) but after marrying him she lears that he's actually poor, which doesn't sit well with her partners who want cash. This is a pretty typical story of a bad girl falling in love and then trying to go straight. What sets the film apart is the performance from Shearer who is very good as both the good girl and the vamp. There are several pre-code elements ranging from her lifting her skirt up to show off her legs to some other heated moments, which makes the film somewhat better. The biggest flaw is that we've seen this type of film countless times even before this one was released.


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