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The Masquerader (1933)

Ronald Colman plays an MP addicted to drugs, and a double recruited to cover for him.


Richard Wallace




Credited cast:
Ronald Colman ... Sir John Chilcote / John Loder, His Cousin
Elissa Landi ... Eve Chilcote
Juliette Compton ... Lady Diana Joyce
David Torrence ... Fraser
Claude King ... Lakely
Halliwell Hobbes ... Brock
Helen Jerome Eddy ... Robbins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Forbes ... Eve Chilcote's friend in Paris hotel


MP John Chilcote is addicted to drugs and its made his already unpleasant personality more so. When he lets down his party in Parliament by botching an important speech he walks out into a London fog and bumps into his identical cousin John Loder. When life - including a clinging mistress, a discarded wife, his demanding party bosses and his responsibilities as a gentleman - close in on him he chucks it all and finds his cousin in order to hide out in a drunken stupor. When his faithful servant follows him, the servant hits on the idea of Loder impersonating Chilcote until the latter can get his act together. Loder does, and gets emotionally entangled with Mrs. Chilcote and the mistress. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Who was making love to her? Was it her husband? Or was it the masquerader he hired to double for him? (Print Ad-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 8 September 1933) See more »




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Hard to find gem!
3 February 2007 | by longchampsSee all my reviews

It is a shame this film is so hard to find. Ronald Coleman does an excellent job in his dual role of Chilcote/Loder. The two characters are quite opposite and I might venture to call his delivery remarkable. It is similar in some ways to the Prisoner of Zenda, which indeed is a good film, but I prefer the ending of this one. Elissa Landi, her usual sweet and serenely beautiful self, is the model of a faithful wife. She did an excellent job as the wronged, but still loving wife who returns to help her husband in a time of need. It is a great shame that she did not make more films and is not better remembered to-day. She almost always played gentle, ladylike, loving, and thoughtful roles and did so very convincingly. Combine that with being very pretty and you have a good actress in my opinion. Try to find this one on ebay!!

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Release Date:

3 September 1933 (USA) See more »

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A Máscara do Outro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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