A Lady of Chance (1928)

Director
Robert Z. Leonard

Main cast
Norma Shearer; Johnny Mack Brown; Lowell Sherman; Gwen Lee; Eugenie Besserer

Genres
Comedy, Romance, Drama

Description
A con-woman working the Atlantic City hotels targets a visiting businessman from Alabama. Silent.


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