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A Lady of Chance Details

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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). ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

Cast

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

Crew

Hobart Henley
Director
Robert Z. Leonard
Director
Robert Z. Leonard
Producer
Ralph Spence
Screenwriter
Edmund Goulding
Screenwriter
J. Peverell Marley
Cinematographer
William H. Daniels
Cinematographer
Margaret Booth
Editor
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Adrian
Costume Designer
Leroy Scott
Short Story Author
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