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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
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Myrna Loy was originally cast as Fay Cheyney, while Joan Crawford was cast in Parnell (1937). Because Crawford did not like her role in that film, she switched roles and films with Loy. See more »
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Was enjoying this picture and its accent on 30's sophistication and refinement. Men in tuxes, women in evening gowns, exchanging witty dialogue and bon mots while drinking and smoking. Classy people doing cultured things.Two out of three of my favorites were in starring roles
Robert Montgomery and William Powell (not a fan of Joan Crawford)
doing just what they did best, and it was all so charming. The story was good and there was even a clever wrinkle midway through which upsets your balance. I thought it would at least earn a rating of seven.
Then came the disastrous ending, a preposterous cop-out for the last 15 minutes which didn't fit the first 80. A first-class production came crashing to earth due to writers block or a collective stroke or something which turned this artful comedy/mystery into an embarrassingly clumsy high school play. It was jaw-dropping as well as disappointing. What were those in charge thinking? Not much, it appears, and there's no one to ask because they're all dead. If you haven't seen it, let the viewer beware; you are in for a big letdown.
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