Dolly, alias "Angel Face," meets a naive young man at a hotel who appears to be rich. Thinking she's found an easy mark, she marries him, only to find out that the plantation he was bragging about belongs to a neighbor, and his fortune is more speculative than real. In spite of herself, she falls in love with him.Written by
This movie was originally filmed as a silent picture. But, with the advent of sound, audiences began not paying for silent films and only paying to see "talkies". M-G-M, one of the last studios to adopt sound, did not have any "talkies" to release. So, M-G-M began taking silent films they had not yet released, such as this film, and, post-production, added sound sequences to them. Unfortunately, these sound sequences and the accompanying sound track have apparently not survived, and so a modern musical score has been added, considered by many as more detrimental rather than as supportive to the action on the screen. See more »
"A Lady of Chance" was Norma Shearer's last silent film. The Turner Movie Classic channel debut of this forgotten gem with a brand-new score, took place on August 15, 2001. It was a total delight! The print was in excellent condition and looked just as audiences first saw it in 1928. Norma, who never looked lovelier, was in top form and showed how adept she was as a silent movie actress. Never let anyone say that she couldn't handle comedy! It's a fun film to watch and I recommend it to anyone, not just Shearer fans.
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