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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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1 December 1928 (USA)  »

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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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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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Bradley: A dame like that ought to be in jail. She's a menace to society.
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Silent shows Shearer's range!
20 August 2001 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Story of female con artist who falls for her scam victim is just a backdrop for Shearer, who photographs beautifully and shows a remarkable range without uttering a word (check out the "wedding veil" scene, where she moves from mocking the idea of marriage to momentarily embracing the idea, all within a few seconds of subtly-evolving facial gestures). Entertaining, even if plot takes a couple of slightly unbelievable twists, with nice balance of comedy and drama (again, Shearer's range of emotion in the last scenes of the film are impressive and engaging). Clearly shows why Norma Shearer was a major MGM star even before the advent of sound.


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