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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.

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Steve Crandall (as John Mack Brown)
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Mrs. Crandall
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Storyline

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

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1 December 1928 (USA)  »

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Faka  »

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(2001 alternate)

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

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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 »

Quotes

Angel Face Crandall: Do you want a number, Madam?
Gwen: [Knowingly] I've got your number. That's al I need.
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a lady con artist falls for her victim.
4 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is Norma Shearer's last silent. She plays "Dolly", a con artist who, predictably, falls for her victim (Johnny Mack Brown). It is a hackneyed plot, since done better by more than one film maker. The joy here, though, is simply a treat for the eyes. (There are those who claim she was't beautiful - They've got to be kidding) and there are those who claim she wasn't even a good actress. I'm afraid one could not use this film to prove otherwise. There is nothing remotely subtle about her mugging her way through the part. She learned to be a passable actress with time and the advent of sound, though. Johnny Mack Brown is more than adequate in the part of her "mark". He was a very good actor, and is rarely given his due. Lowell Sherman, as her nemesis, (a fop, bent on blackmail over Dolly's past) is a delight to watch, as he preens, leers and struts his way through the role. He is accompanied in his nefarious task by Gwen Lee, a capable character actress who never really got a shot at lead roles. Her height is in stark contrast to Shearer's small stature. This film is well worth watching, as the photography and processing produced a crisp, visual delight.


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