The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (play)
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney is a 1925 play by British playwright Frederick Lonsdale. A popular success in London, England, it was adapted four times as a film, three times in the United States from 1929 to 1951, and the last, in 1961, as a German production.
Frederick Lonsdale's play, about a jewel thief who passes herself off as a society lady, opened at the St. James's Theatre in London on 22 September 1925 and ran for 514 performances. Reviewing the opening night for the Sunday Times, critic James Agate wrote: "It is not a good sort of play, but it is a very good play of its sort." It was included in Burns Mantle's The Best Plays of 1925-1926.
The first film version of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney was released in 1929 in the United States, and starred Norma Shearer and Basil Rathbone. It was nominated for an Oscar in 1930 for "Best Writing, Achievement" for Hanns Kräly.
- Agate, James. Red Letter Nights, Jonathan Cape (1944)
- The Last of Mrs. Cheyney at the Internet Broadway Database
- The Last of Mrs. Cheyney at Faded Page (Canada)
- The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929) on IMDb
- The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) on IMDb
- The Law and the Lady (1951) on IMDb
- Frau Cheneys Ende (1961) on IMDb
- 1946 Theatre Guild on the Air radio adaptation of play at Internet Archive