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The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama  -  6 July 1929 (USA)
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There is a big charity function at the house of Mrs. Cheyney and a lot of society is present. With her rich husband, deceased, rich old Lord Elton and playboy Lord Arthur Dilling are both ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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George Barraud ...
Herbert Bunston ...
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Moon Carroll ...
Madeline Seymour ...
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Frank Finch Smiles ...
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Maude Turner Gordon ...
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There is a big charity function at the house of Mrs. Cheyney and a lot of society is present. With her rich husband, deceased, rich old Lord Elton and playboy Lord Arthur Dilling are both very interested in the mysterious Fay. Invited to the house of Mrs. Webley, Fay is again the center of attention for Arthur and Elton with her leaning towards stuffy old Elton. When Arthur sees Charles, Fay's Butler, lurking in the gardens, he remembers that Charles was a thief caught in Monte Carlo and he figures that Fay may be more interested in the pearls of Mrs. Webley, which she is. After Fay takes the pearls, but before she can toss them out the window, she is caught by Arthur who is very disappointed in how things are turning out. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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6 July 1929 (USA)  »

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First MGM film to use the sound on film process. See more »

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Lord Arthur Dilling: By marrying I can make only one woman miserable. By remaining single I can make so many happy.
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Carefree and Happy
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Composer unknown
Played by Norma Shearer on Piano
Sung by the thieves
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Stagey early talkie adaptation of famous play.
11 November 1999 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

You'd hardly know that a year later MGM put Norma Shearer in THE DIVORCEE which glows with MGM technical know how. How far they came in one year. CHENEY is a very stagey early talkie. The camera hardly moves. Shearer is her usual charming self and Rathbone does well in a romantic leading role. They are all very careful to speak clearly and slowly into the microphone source which does mitigate against a naturally flowing dramatic scene, but the play is a sturdy and fun warhorse so one can enjoy oneself if one's expectations are not too high. Oh, by the way, the plot involves a ring of upper class jewel thieves who infiltrate themselves into society to prey on their victims. There are some clever twists in the script and true love conquers all. An Oscar nom for Best Screenplay Adaptation.


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