Once a Lady

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Once a Lady
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Directed by Guthrie McClintic
Written by Rudolf Bernauer (play Das Zweite Leben)
Rudolf Osterreicher (play Das Zweite Leben)
Zoë Akins (writer)
Samuel Hoffenstein (writer)
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Starring Ruth Chatterton
Ivor Novello
Jill Esmond
Cinematography Charles Lang
Production
company
Paramount Pictures
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • November 7, 1931 (1931-11-07)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Once a Lady is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Guthrie McClintic and starring Ruth Chatterton, Ivor Novello and Jill Esmond. The film, produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures, is a remake of the Pola Negri silent film Three Sinners (1928). [1] [2] The film was the final attempt by British matinée idol Novello to establish himself in Hollywood. [3]

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A young Russian woman (Chatterton) marries a wealthy Englishman (Novello), and has a daughter with him. After she has an affair with one of his friends, she is forced to leave Britain and moves to Paris. Many years later, her daughter approaches her, needing her help. [4]

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References

  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Once a Lady, afi.com; accessed July 28, 2015.
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1931-40 by The American Film Institute, c. 1993
  3. Williams, Michael. Ivor Novello: Screen Idol. British Film Institute, 2003, p. 7
  4. Once A Lady, imdb.com; accessed July 28, 2015.