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The Shady Lady

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The Shady Lady
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Directed byEdward H. Griffith
Written by
  • Garrett Graham
  • Edward H. Griffith
  • Jack Jungmeyer
  • Jack Jungmeyer
  • Leonard Praskins
  • Richard L. Thorpe
Produced byRalph Block
Starring
CinematographyJohn J. Mescall
Edited byDoane Harrison
Production
company
Pathé Exchange
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
December 16, 1928
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
Languages
  • Silent
  • English intertitles

The Shady Lady is a 1928 American drama film directed by Edward H. Griffith and starring Phyllis Haver, Robert Armstrong and Louis Wolheim.[1] It was made as a part-talkie during the transition from silent to sound film.

Synopsis

An innocent woman is unjustly mixed-up in a murder case in New York and flees to Havana where she is widely known as the "Shady Lady". In Cuba she becomes mixed up with a gang of gunrunners.

Cast

Critical reception

A review in Harrison's Reports said that the film was a good story, keeping the viewer's interest throughout, with "pretty tense suspense" in its second half.[2] It added, "The manner by which the different threads of the story are interwoven in the closing scenes is intelligent, and satisfies the discriminating spectator."[2] The review praised Haver, Armstrong, and Wolheim for their work.[2]

References

  1. ^ Quinlan p.122
  2. ^ a b c "'The Shady Lady' (PT) -- with Phyllis Haver". Harrison's Reports. January 12, 1929. p. 6. Retrieved May 19, 2022.

Bibliography

  • Quinlan, David. The Illustrated Guide to Film Directors. Batsford, 1983.
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