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The Law and the Lady (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 July 1951 (USA)
A beguiling international jewel thief loses her heart.

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Edwin H. Knopf
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Greer Garson ... Jane Hoskins
Michael Wilding ... Nigel Duxbury
Fernando Lamas ... Juan Dinas
Marjorie Main ... Julia Wortin
Hayden Rorke ... Tracy Collans
Margalo Gillmore ... Cora Caighn
Ralph Dumke Ralph Dumke ... James Horace Caighn
Rhys Williams ... Inspector McGraw
Phyllis Stanley ... Lady Sybil Minden
Natalie Schafer ... Pamela Pemberson
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Storyline

A beguiling international jewel thief loses her heart.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Law and the Lady Loverly See more »

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Budget:

$1,193,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play "The Last of Mrs. Cheney" by Frederick Lonsdale, upon which this film is based, opened on Broadway at the Fulton Theatre, 210 W. 46th St. on November 9, 1925 and ran for 385 performances until July 10, 1926. See more »

Quotes

Julia Wortin: You oughta marry again, Jane.
Jane Hoskins: You didn't.
Julia Wortin: At my age a good cook is more important than a husband.
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Poor knock-off of the Last Mrs. Cheney
26 December 2007 | by bfromberkeleySee all my reviews

I really don't have much to say about this movie because there is so little on which to comment. If you have ever seen the "Last Mrs. Cheney" and enjoyed it, this will likely be a disappointment. Greer Garson is fright. Fernando Lamas is at his best, which means he is at his hammiest. The plot and the pacing are all over the map because they tried to disguise the remake by re-writing it in random ways. Michael Wilding is good, but he is no William Powell. The final straw was the "deus ex machina" ending.

If there is no other option for watching a good classic movie, this flick might squeak by as an alternative. My apologies to those of you who like this movie. Sorry we can't see eye to eye on this one.


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