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The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Sidney Franklin and produced by Irving Thalberg.

Academy Awards 1928/29 --- Ceremony Number 2 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingHans KralyNominated
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The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929).

By Dawn on Jun 13, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929). Comedy, directed by Sidney Franklin. The screenplay by Hanns Kräly is based on the 1925 play of the same name by Frederick Lonsdale. The film was remade twice, with the same title in 1937 and as The Law and the Lady in 1951. Cast: Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone and He... Read full article


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Lord Arthur Dilling: Go into that bathroom and hide. I'll get rid of them!
Fay Cheyney: Thanks, but like many other women, my life has been devoted to not being discovered in bathrooms!


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


Fay Cheyney: How disappointing you look in that dressing gown.
Lord Arthur Dilling: Oh, and I chose the one that suits me best. How depressing; it must be me.


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This was the first MGM film released with an optical sound-track (Western Electric variable density.) Prior to this, MGM used Warner Bros' sound-on-disk method.
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.
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