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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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Julia Wortin: I haven't had this much fun since the fleet came back from Manila.
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And a Witty Wilding Too
2 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Guess the butler got left out of the title, but he was so spot-on with his many graces and polish. That cape in the early segment was quite dashing, along with the top hat and stick. Did not like Ms. Garson's dark hair in this or in "Mrs. Parkington." It just doesn't suit her, but she is still quite lovely. Her voice alone is ample attraction. "When Thieves Fall Out" would be a good title, maybe adding, "… And Make Up." Lots of irony there at the rancho, with everyone's righteous indignation fizzling out when their dirty linen got a genteel airing. Then, just when everything was all smiles again, along comes the extradition agent, all over a measly hundred pounds. What a bore. Oh well, maybe time off for good behavior will come sooner than expected, what with all the repository of charm brought to bear from the respective parties. Then, tally ho, off to the country house, manor house, town house and/or shooting box. This is so changed around, one needn't compare with previous editions. Certainly an interesting group of scenarios. Fun picture.

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