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The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 6 July 1929 (USA)
There is a big charity function at the house of Mrs. Cheyney and a lot of society is present. With her rich husband, deceased, rich old Lord Elton and playboy Lord Arthur Dilling are both ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Fay Cheyney
... Lord Arthur Dilling
... Charles
Herbert Bunston ... Lord Elton
... Lady Maria
Moon Carroll ... Joan
Madeline Seymour ... Mrs. Wynton
Cyril Chadwick ... Willie Wynton
... George
Frank Finch Smiles ... William (as Finch Smiles)
Maude Turner Gordon ... Mrs. Webley
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There is a big charity function at the house of Mrs. Cheyney and a lot of society is present. With her rich husband, deceased, rich old Lord Elton and playboy Lord Arthur Dilling are both very interested in the mysterious Fay. Invited to the house of Mrs. Webley, Fay is again the center of attention for Arthur and Elton with her leaning towards stuffy old Elton. When Arthur sees Charles, Fay's Butler, lurking in the gardens, he remembers that Charles was a thief caught in Monte Carlo and he figures that Fay may be more interested in the pearls of Mrs. Webley, which she is. After Fay takes the pearls, but before she can toss them out the window, she is caught by Arthur who is very disappointed in how things are turning out. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Who was this woman? The toast of every man, and the envy of every woman in London's smart set. (Print Ad- The Evening Independent,((St. Petersburg, Fla.)) 14 August 1929)

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Comedy | Drama

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6 July 1929 (USA)  »

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A Cativante Viuvinha  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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The play opened in London, England, UK on 22 September 1925 and on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 9 November 1925. The Broadway production had 385 performances with an opening cast including Helen Hayes, Roland Young, Felix Aylmer, Ina Clare, Winifred Harris and Lionel Pape. See more »

Quotes

Lord Arthur Dilling: By marrying I can make only one woman miserable. By remaining single I can make so many happy.
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Soundtracks

Sonata No. 14 in C#, Opus 27, No. 2 'Moonlight'
(1802) (uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on piano by Norma Shearer
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27 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This version is very painful to watch. All of the acting is very stilted but especially that of Norma Shearer who is still acting as though she were in a silent movie instead of a talkie. Check out the 1937 version with Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery and William Powell which is much more entertaining.


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