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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
CinematographyJohn J. Mescall
Edited byDoane Harrison
Pathé Exchange
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
December 16, 1928
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
  • 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.


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.


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]


  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.


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