Children of Chance (1930 film)
|Children of Chance|
|Directed by||Alexander Esway|
|Written by||Frank Launder |
|Starring||Elissa Landi |
|Cinematography||Ernest Palmer |
|Edited by||Edward B. Jarvis|
|Distributed by||First National-Pathé Pictures|
|20 November 1930|
It was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures, the country's biggest production company of the era. A separate German version Children of Fortune was also made. Such multiple-language versions were common during the early years of sound before dubbing became more established.
Binnie, a struggling young actress, is mistaken for her doppelganger the model Lia Monta. Unfortunately Monta, a woman with a shady past has that very same day stolen some precious pearls and fled to the Continent. Binnie, delighted to have won a film contract with a leading producer who be believes her to be Monta, is forced to face the consequences of the other woman's theft.
- Wood p.69
- Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.