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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
Buddy Messinger ...
Hank (as Buddie Messinger)
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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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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 »

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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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The Con Artist and the Hunk
3 July 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Entertaining silent film following the story of a gold-digger named Dolly aka "Angel Face" (played by Norma Shearer). Dressed up as the "good girl" we first meet Dolly working as a switchboard operator at a ritzy hotel, where she is recognized by two former partners in crime (slick, oily Brad and bad, blonde Gwen) who force her to rejoin their "racket" or face the consequences (she failed to report for her parole). Seducing a wealthy man she met at the hotel, he's soon minus $10,000 and picking out mug shots of Dolly at police headquarters. Brad and Gwen try to keep the dough for themselves, but wise Dolly gets the better of them - and wanting to work her own racket, she heads for Atlantic City where she ends up at a hotel absolutely swarming with men attending a "tile and cement" convention. There she meets her next "mark", an innocent Southern cement man/mama's boy (Johnny Mack Brown) who happens to be the perfect specimen of the "tall, dark, and handsome" man. She doesn't seem to notice his rather remarkable charms

  • under the impression he's about to make a million dollar deal, her


heart is only on his wallet. Dolly bats her eyelashes into marriage, but things aren't exactly what she expects - and she just can't seem to escape from those two vultures either!

This is a fun film - amusing and well acted, with an interesting, if predictable plot line. Norma Shearer is great, as always, and has a lot of expression on her face in this film - Johnny Mack Brown is charming and oh so handsome to look at. Lowell Sherman, who plays Brad, is terrific in this as he plays the smarm to the hilt. There is some interesting photography in this - like a shot of just the feet of the actors as Dolly is chased by some phony cops, and another interesting shot of the heavily made-up face of "Angel Face" visualized atop her new switchboard operator look when she is recognized by Gwen. The version of this screened on TCM features a decent jazz score that suits the film well.


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