The Lady of Scandal

The Lady of Scandal is a 1930 American pre-Code romance, comedy film, melodrama directed by Sidney Franklin based on the 1927 play The High Road by Frederick Lonsdale and starring Ruth Chatterton, Basil Rathbone and Ralph Forbes. Its plot follows a British actress who becomes involved with a member of an aristocratic family, who try desperately to thwart the match. It is also known by the alternative title of The High Road.

The Lady of Scandal
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySidney Franklin
Based onthe play The High Road by Frederick Lonsdale
StarringRuth Chatterton
Basil Rathbone
CinematographyOliver T. Marsh
Arthur Miller
Edited byMargaret Booth
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • May 24, 1930 (1930-05-24) (United States)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States


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