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The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 6 July 1929 (USA)
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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Comedy | Drama

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6 July 1929 (USA)  »

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A Cativante Viuvinha  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The play opened in London, England, UK on 22 September 1925 and on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 9 November 1925. The Broadway production had 385 performances with an opening cast including Helen Hayes, Roland Young, Felix Aylmer, Ina Clare, Winifred Harris and Lionel Pape. See more »

Quotes

Lord Arthur Dilling: She's a rather attractive woman, isn't she, Elton?
Lord Elton: Well, personally, I prefer the word likable to attractive.
Lord Arthur Dilling: I'd defer. To accuse a beautiful woman of being likable - is to suggest that her under clothes are made of linoleum.
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Version of The Alcoa Hour: The Original Miss Chase (1957) See more »

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Carefree and Happy
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Played by Norma Shearer on Piano
Sung by the thieves
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Early talkie with MGM queen Norma Shearer
3 September 2000 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

Antiquated, early talkie curio from Frederick Lonsdale's hit play of chic American jewel thief (Shearer) residing among the gullible rich London aristocrats, and taking interest in dashing Rathbone. Like the 1937 version, it is dated now, but is quite interesting to watch thanks to the star chemistry


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