A Lady of Chance

A Lady of Chance

Norma Shearer
Director: Hobart Henley, Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer
, Lowell Sherman
Lowell Sherman
Hobart Henley, Robert Z. Leonard,

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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In her last silent film, Norma Shearer plays Dolly, aka Angel Face, a young woman engaged in blackmailing rich libertines. Cheated out of her loot by a couple of former associates, Bradley (Lowell Sherman) and Gwen (Gwen Lee), Dolly commits a bit of larceny but manages to skip town with her latest victim, Steve Crandall (Johnny Mack Brown), a Southern-fried cement tycoon whom she hastily marries. But Steve turns out to be a pauper, his much vaunted plantation actually belonging to a neighbor, and Dolly's game is up when Brad and Gwen make an unannounced arrival. But Dolly has fallen in love with her poor but hardworking husband and is ready to take her punishment. Steve, meanwhile, convinces a judge to release Dolly into his custody and the lovers are reunited. A Lady of Chance was released with added dialogue scenes but none of them apparently featured Miss Shearer, who instead made her talkie debut in the courtroom melodrama The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929).

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/2009
UPC: 0883316200223
Original Release: 1928
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 43,587

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Norma Shearer Dolly
Lowell Sherman Bradley
Gwen Lee Gwen
Johnny Mack Brown Steve Crandall
Eugénie Besserer Mrs. Crandall
Buddy Messinger Hank

Technical Credits
Hobart Henley Director
Robert Z. Leonard Director,Producer
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Margaret Booth Editor
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Edmund Goulding Screenwriter
J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer
John Meehan Screenwriter
Ralph Spence Screenwriter
A.P. Younger Screenwriter

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