Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 30, 1951

The Law and the Lady (MGM) is the third movie version of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, Frederick Lonsdale's 1925 stage comedy of larceny in the drawing room. Inspired by the time-tested Hollywood axiom, "if at first you succeed, try, try again," the latest cinemadaptation comes off well enough to suggest that even now movie-goers may not be seeing the last of Mrs. Cheyney.

Though the producers have changed the locale, period and much of the plot, it is still the amusing story of a pair of elegant swindlers preying on a group of...

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