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The Law and the Lady (1951)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 July 1951 (USA)
A beguiling international jewel thief loses her heart.



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A beguiling international jewel thief loses her heart.

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20 July 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'amant de Lady Loverly  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This movie is a remake of 1939's "The Last of Mrs. Cheney" with Joan Crawford, William Powell and Robert Montgomery. And the 1939 version of that movie is the remake of 1929's "The Last of Mrs. Cheney" with Norma Shearer and Basil Rathbone. See more »


Jane Hoskins: I'm not interested in character, Baroness. I plan to become a lady, and for that, no character is necessary.
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The Fleecing and Thieving business
30 September 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

MGM made its third sound version of The Last Of Mrs. Cheyney now entitled The Law And The Lady and the very British Greer Garson starred in the the last of the last. Retitiled The Law And The Lady her co- stars are the equally British Michael Wilding and the very Argentine Fernando Lamas. I was always amazed how many properties MGM found for both Lamas and Ricardo Montalban during their time at the studio that were not necessarily Hispanic per se.

Unlike the other two versions The Law And The Lady give the origin of the partnership of the two society crooks. Greer is a maid accused of stealing Phyllis Stanley's earrings, but her scapegrace of a brother-in-law Michael Wilding saves her from Scotland Yard. Wilding is a twin brother younger by five minutes. The two team up and go into the fleecing and thieving business.

Which brings them to Marjorie Main in San Francisco where they board and attempt to fleece. But Marjorie's also hosting Fernando Lamas whose got a distant connection to Spanish royalty. So it's a choice between Wilding, Lamas, the con artist life, or jail if Inspector Rhys Williams of Scotland Yard ever catches up with them. Maybe some of more than one choice.

This English comedy of manners is a great example of how MGM fit Lamas into non-Hispanic subjects with a bit of rewriting. Wilding and Garson do their lines well, I can't imagine original author Frederic Lonsdale having any objections or even someone like Oscar Wilde if he ever heard it.

This version holds up well compared to the other two, perhaps we'll see more remakes yet.

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