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The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 19 February 1937 (USA)
Two English aristocrats pursue a rich American widow who may not be quite the person she claims to be.

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Cast

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Lord Kelton
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Willie Wynton
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Joan
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Kitty Wynton
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William
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Anna
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George
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Storyline

Mrs. Fay Cheyney, a rich American widow, insinuates herself into London society. Two men in particular -- middle-aged Lord Kelton and Lord Arthur Dilling, a young playboy -- pursue her. All are present at a large weekend house party, and though both men press their suit, Fay seems to favor Kelton. Then Dilling sees Fay's butler lurking in the gardens, recognizes him as a jewel thief who was apprehended in Monte Carlo, and realizes that Fay is probably after the hostess's pearls. Fay does get hold of the pearls -- but before she can pass them to her accomplice, Dilling gets hold of her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com> and Determined Copy Editor

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Comedy | Drama

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19 February 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Conquista  »

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$741,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play opened in London, England, UK on 22 September 1925. See more »

Goofs

As the ocean liner carrying the cast passes the Statue of Liberty, the name on the bow is "Rotterdam." Later, it's referred to as "the Northampton," and even later, as the "S.S. Britain." See more »

Quotes

Maria: When you open your shop, Mrs. Cheyney, I'll be your first customer. There're always men wanting to buy me things.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the three leading star's names are listed over a photograph of them. See more »

Connections

Version of Frau Cheneys Ende (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

London Bridge is Falling Down
(1888) (uncredited)
Traditional nursery song
Background music with the charity auction notice
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Needs More Powell
12 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Joan Crawford plays the title character. She's a jewel thief and partner of William Powell. She cons her way into a rich society family and romances Robert Montgomery. But then she grows to like the people she's supposed to be stealing from so she has a crisis of conscience. With a cast like this (Crawford, Powell, Montgomery, Frank Morgan, Nigel Bruce), there really is no reason this shouldn't have worked. But it doesn't. It's a little stagey and dry. Powell is not in it enough. When he is on screen, the script doesn't give him a chance to shine. As a matter of fact, it seemed to me like he didn't even want to be there playing second fiddle to Robert Montgomery. Can't say that I blamed him, if that's the case. I like Montgomery alright in certain roles but these movies he did with Joan were not among them. See it for the cast but don't get your hopes up.


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