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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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