|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|
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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.
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