|Lord Camber's Ladies|
|Directed by||Benn W. Levy|
|Written by||Benn W. Levy|
Horace Annesley Vachell
|Based on|| The Case of Lady Camber |
by Horace Annesley Vachell
|Produced by||Alfred Hitchcock|
|Starring|| Gerald du Maurier |
|Distributed by||Wardour Films|
Lord Camber's Ladies (1932) is a British drama film directed by Benn W. Levy, produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Gerald du Maurier, Gertrude Lawrence, Benita Hume, and Nigel Bruce.
An aristocrat marries a singer, but then tries to murder her when he falls in love with another woman.
This is the only film Alfred Hitchcock produced but did not direct.It was later dismissed by him as a BIP quota quickie: "a poison thing. I gave it to Benn Levy to direct". It is an adaptation of the 1915 play The Case of Lady Camber by Horace Annesley Vachell. The play had previously been filmed in 1915 by Walter West.
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The Case of Lady Camber may refer to:
The Case of Lady Camber is a play by the British writer Horace Annesley Vachell, which was first performed in 1915. The play was a success in the West End, enjoying a lengthy run at the Savoy Theatre. It was not as well received in New York when it opened at the Lyceum Theatre in 1917.
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