Once a Lady
Once a Lady is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Guthrie McClintic and starring Ruth Chatterton, Ivor Novello and Jill Esmond. The film, produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures, is a remake of the Pola Negri silent film Three Sinners (1928). The film was the final attempt by British matinée idol Novello to establish himself in Hollywood.
|Once a Lady|
|Directed by||Guthrie McClintic|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
|Written by||Rudolf Bernauer (play Das Zweite Leben)|
Rudolf Osterreicher (play Das Zweite Leben)
Zoë Akins (writer)
Samuel Hoffenstein (writer)
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|November 7, 1931|
A young Russian woman (Chatterton) marries a wealthy Englishman (Novello), and has a daughter with him. After she has an affair with one of his friends, she is forced to leave Britain and moves to Paris. Many years later, her daughter approaches her, needing her help.
- Ruth Chatterton - Anna Keremazoff
- Ivor Novello - Bennett Cloud
- Jill Esmond - Faith Penwick the Girl
- Geoffrey Kerr - Jimmy Fenwick
- Doris Lloyd - Lady Ellen Somerville
- Herbert Bunston - Roger Fenwick
- Gwendolyn Logan - Mrs. Fenwick
- Stella Moore - Alice Fenwick
- Edith Kingdon - Caroline Gryce
- Bramwell Fletcher - Allen Corinth
- Theodore von Eltz - Harry Cosden
- Ethel Griffies - Miss Bleeker
- Claude King - Sir William Gresham
- Lillian Rich - Jane Vernon
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Once a Lady, afi.com; accessed July 28, 2015.
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1931-40 by The American Film Institute, c. 1993
- Williams, Michael. Ivor Novello: Screen Idol. British Film Institute, 2003, p. 7
- Once A Lady, imdb.com; accessed July 28, 2015.
- Once A Lady, allmovie.com
- Film poster
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