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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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This movie is a remake of 1939's "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney" 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. Cheyney" with Norma Shearer and Basil Rathbone. See more »

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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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Version of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929) See more »

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An under appreciated light comedy
17 January 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

"The Law and the Lady" is a surprisingly good movie that doesn't get shown a lot for some reason. Greer Garson, Michael Wilding, Marjorie Main, and Fernando Lamas all shine in their roles. Wilding's character convinces Garson's to team with him as globetrotting con artists who wind up in California trying to cheat a disarmingly candid (and as always, tough minded) Main. Their plans are further complicated when Garson starts to fall for Lamas and starts to rethink her relationship with Wilding.

The comedy is light-hearted and avoids taking itself too seriously. Knopf, brother of the famous publisher, only directed a few films, and this was his only effort after the early 1930's. He was able to get good performances from his excellent cast.

1960's TV fans will recognize Natalie Schafer (Gilligan's Island) and Hayden Rorke (I Dream of Jeannie) playing small but noticeable roles.


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