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The Lady of Scandal (1930)

Passed  -  Romance | Comedy | Drama  -  24 May 1930 (USA)
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A famous British actress gets involved with two members of a reserved British noble family, whose plan to get rid of her backfires.

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Edward
Ralph Forbes ...
John
Nance O'Neil ...
Lady Trench
Frederick Kerr ...
Lord Trench
Herbert Bunston ...
Lord Crayle
Cyril Chadwick ...
Sir Reginald
Effie Ellsler ...
Lady Minster
Robert Bolder ...
Hilary
Moon Carroll ...
Alice
Mackenzie Ward ...
Ernest (as MacKenzie Ward)
Edgar Norton ...
Morton
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A British nobleman, John, falls in love with famous actress, Elsie, and forces the marriage issue by publishing their engagement. He then plans to take her to his father's estate to meet his relatives. His father, Lord Crayle, has summoned the immediate family to discuss how to prevent John from marrying beneath his station. When they meet Elsie, they are all shocked she is a commoner except cousin Edward, whose opinion is discounted, since he is involved with a married woman in Paris. After being queried, Elsie senses the meeting is senseless and starts to leave, but Edward persuades her not to accept defeat. Meanwhile, Elsie's father arrives and, although derided as a commoner by the family, agrees with them that the marriage is a mistake. He says that Elsie has only agreed to marry John because of the published engagement, and that she's not in love with him at all: she had turned him down twice a day for a year. He suggests that the family ask Elsie to wait six months, and to ... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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She was put on trial for love because her fiancé's family scented scandal.

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Romance | Comedy | Drama

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24 May 1930 (USA)  »

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The High Road  »

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(1928). Stage Play: The High Road. Comedy. Written by Frederick Lonsdale. Directed by Frederick Lonsdale. Fulton Theatre: 10 Sep 1928- Jan 1929 (closing date unknown/144 performances). Cast: Edna Best (as "Elsie Hilary"), Alfred Drayton (as "James Hilary"), Winifred Harris (as "Lady Minster"), Frederick Kerr (as "Lord Trench"), Herbert Marshall (as "Duke of Warrington"), Edward Martin (as "Morton"), Lionel Pape (as "Sir Reginald Whelby"), H. Reeves-Smith (as "Lord Crayle"), Nancy Ryan (as "Alex"), Hilda Spong (as "Lady Trench"), Mackenzie Ward (as "Ernest"), John Williams (as "Lord of Teylesmore"). Produced by Charles B. Dillingham. Note: Filmed by MGM as The Lady of Scandal (1930). See more »

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Say It With a Smile
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Sung by Ruth Chatterton and chorus in her show
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Frederick Lonsdale's drawing room comedy has lots of laughs, but has some serious undertones too.
6 November 1998 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

British playwright Frederick Lonsdale had many of his drawing room comedies transferred to the screen, and this is one of his best. Ralph Forbes is in love with Ruth Chatterton, a British star actress, and forces the issue of marriage by announcing their engagement in the newspapers. He is the son of staid Lord Crayle (Herbert Bunston), who gathers the family together at his estate to try to determine what to do about it. They consider offering her a sum of £5000 to deny it when Forbes brings her to the meeting. Except for Basil Rathbone, the family is dead set against the marriage and think Chatterton too low in society. In a funny twist, her father, Robert Bolder, arrives to object to the marriage too. He thinks Chatterton is a genius at providing entertainment for the masses, and doesn't want her marrying beneath her station. He suggests they approve the engagement providing the marriage is delayed for six months, by which time Forbes should be totally bored with her. They agree and so does Forbes and Chatterton. She stays at the estate and brings about a transformation in the most reserved members. It was fun to watch Herbert Bunston do a solo modern dance to the tune of "Lulu Comes Home." And Frederick Kerr, who normally doesn't drink, gets drunk as he extols the virtues of the "gulley washers" Chatterton introduces him to. Meanwhile, Rathbone and Chatterton fall in love, but she is also aware he has been carrying on a long-term affair with a married Parisian woman, who he had said earlier he would marry if he could. He promises to give up the woman, but things change as they hear on the radio that the husband of that woman has died. Now Chatterton feels that woman will always be between them, but Rathbone is adamant about giving her up. Chatterton puts through a call to her in Paris and hands the phone to Rathbone, who has some difficulty going through with his plan. And Forbes has some ideas about his life, too.


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