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Contemporary Review
Her Last Affaire (1936)
Film Weekly, May 23 1936

P.D.C.   A.   British, 77 mins
Alan Herriot Hugh Williams
Lady Avril Weyre Viola Keats
Sir Julian Weyre Francis L. Sullivan
Judy Weyre Sophie Stewart
Sir Arthur Harding Cecil Parker
Lord Carnforth Felix Aylmer
Cobb John Laurie
Doctor Rudd Elliot Makeham
Effie Googie Withers
Martin Gerrard Tyrell
Boxall Shayle Gardner
Inspector Marsh Henry Caine
Directed by Michael Powell
Adapted from the play "S.O.S.", by Walter Ellis

Beautifully photographed Society drama. The direction is slow and the film contains far too much dialogue, but this is atoned for to some extent by the good acting and the ingenious situations. Moderate entertainment.

This is quite a good picture in many respects. The settings are beautifully constructed and are in perfect harmony with the varying moods of the film. The story is quite ingenious, and it is only in the treatment that the picture falls short. The director has concentrated too much on the dialogue with the result that the dramatic development is slow and rather disjointed.

The story introduces Hugh Williams as the secretary of a famous politician, Sir Julian Weyre. Hugh wants to marry his employer's daughter (Sophie Stewart), but is prevented from doing so because his father died under a cloud of scandal. The only person who can clear his name is Sir Julian's wife (Viola Keats), and Hugh takes her away for a week-end in the hope of getting a confession.

It would be unfair to divulge the film's ingenious climax. A thoroughly competent cast make the most of the dramatic situations.

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