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Contemporary Review
Her Last Affaire (1936)
Picture Show, April 10th, 1936

Her Last Affaire
Director: Michael Powell.
Certificate "A"
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
Robb John Laurie
Doctor Rudd Eliot Makeham
Effie Googie Withers
Martin George Tryell
Boxall Shayle Gardner
Inspector Marsh Henry Caine

Polished, smoothly directed British society drama, in which a young man endeavours to clear the name of his dead father. Excellently set, finely photographed, and extremely well acted.

The film is also selected as the "film of the week" in their centre section (alongside "Annie Oakley" starring Barbara Stanwyck).

There is a large picture of Hugh Williams and four small scenes from the film. Alongside are the following notes:

Photo Notes
[Large photo of
Hugh Williams]
Hugh Williams will be welcomed back to the British screen by his many admirers after his sojourn in Hollywood, during which you remember his rôles included that of the wild handsome Steerforth in "David Copperfield". He is one of the most popular and able young leading men we have, and has been acting for some fourteen years. His real name, by the way, is Brian Kerry.
[No it wasn't. I think they got that name confused with the character he played in "Let's Live Tonight (1935)"]
[At the party] At the Weyre's garden-party; Sir Julian Weyre (Francis L. Sullivan), his wife, Lady Avril (Viola Keats), and Alan Herriot (Hugh Williams), Sir Julian's secretary, who is in love with his daughter.
[Alan & Lady Avril] Alan induces Lady Weyre to spend a night at an inn with him, in order to find out from her an old scandal about his father.
[Alan checks Lady Avril's pulse] Lady Weyre has a heart attack and dies. In a panic Alan leaves for Paris.
[Confrontation] Sir Julian suspects Alan of murder, but later learns the truth and Alan is free to marry Judy.

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