The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

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Joan Crawford, William Powell and Robert Montgomery shine in this sparkling drawing room comedy, costarring Frank Morgan, Jessie Ralph and Nigel Bruce. When wealthy American widow Fay Cheyney (Crawford) sets up house in London, she quickly becomes... read more
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Joan Crawford, William Powell and Robert Montgomery shine in this sparkling drawing room comedy, costarring Frank Morgan, Jessie Ralph and Nigel Bruce. When wealthy American widow Fay Cheyney (Crawford) sets up house in London, she quickly becomes the darkling of British society. But looks can be deceiving, as Fay and her butler, Charles (Powell), are really part of a gang planning to steal a duchess’ pearls. So when a smitten Lord Arthur (Montgomery) catches Fay taking the jewels, she must find a way to keep him silent and get herself and the crooks off the hook. Based on the 1925 stage play by Frederick Lonsdale, the 1937 version of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney was the second of three screen adaptations by MGM. Originally filmed in 1929 with Norma Shearer, the studio’s third version, The Law and the Lady (1951), would star Greer Garson as the glamorous thief.

Original Release

02/18/1937

US Release

02/18/1937

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Cast

Joan Crawford Fay Cheyney / Mrs. Fay Cheyney
William Powell Charles
Robert Montgomery Lord Arthur Dilling
Frank Morgan Lord Francis Kelton
Jessie Ralph Duchess / The Duchess of Ebley
Nigel Bruce Willie Wynton / Lord Willie Winton
Colleen Clare Joan
Benita Hume Kitty Wynton / Lady Kitty Winton
Ralph Forbes Cousin John / Cousin John Clayborn
Aileen Pringle Lady Maria Frinton
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Boleslawski, Dorothy Arzner, George Fitzmaurice

Writers

Leon Gordon, Samson Raphaelson, Monckton Hoffe, Frederick Lonsdale, George Oppenheimer

Cast

Joan Crawford Fay Cheyney / Mrs. Fay Cheyney
William Powell Charles
Robert Montgomery Lord Arthur Dilling
Frank Morgan Lord Francis Kelton
Jessie Ralph Duchess / The Duchess of Ebley
Nigel Bruce Willie Wynton / Lord Willie Winton
Colleen Clare Joan
Benita Hume Kitty Wynton / Lady Kitty Winton
Ralph Forbes Cousin John / Cousin John Clayborn
Aileen Pringle Lady Maria Frinton
Melville Cooper William
Leonard Carey Ames
Sara Haden Anna
Lumsden Hare Inspector Witherspoon
Wallis Clark George
Barnett Parker Purser
William Bailey Ship Passenger
Wilson Benge Butler
Thomas Braidon Head Steward
Robert Cory Deck Steward

Producers

Editors

Frank Sullivan

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