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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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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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A Cativante Viuvinha  »

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

Quotes

Lord Arthur Dilling: Go into that bathroom and hide. I'll get rid of them!
Fay Cheyney: Thanks, but like many other women, my life has been devoted to not being discovered in bathrooms!
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Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
(1808) (uncredited)
Music Traditional
Lyrics by Thomas Moore
Played on piano by Norma Shearer
Sung by Herbert Bunston
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Stagey but clever, full of zingers and innuendo.
14 September 1999 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

A comedy of manners, requiring close concentration to catch the liveliness of the dialogue. Basil Rathbone is magnificent as a dapper wolf; his performance is perhaps the best I've seen in a role like this, of course aided by the snappy discourse between himself and the slower-but-sweeter Norma Shearer. No classic but very entertaining. Anyone amused by witty pick-up lines from the 30's should find this quite funny.


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