Lady by Choice (1934) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lady by Choice1934

Lady by Choice (1934)





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Movie Info

In this film, May Robson plays a drunken derelict who'd once been quite a heartbreaker. Her self-respect is restored when she is asked to pose as fan-dancer Carole Lombard's mother. Lombard is part of the deal only to gain publicity for herself, but Robson takes her assignment seriously.


Carole Lombard
as `Alabam' Georgia Lee
May Robson
as Patsy Patterson
Walter Connolly
as Judge Daly
Roger Pryor
as Johnny Mills
Arthur Hohl
as Charlie Kendall
Raymond Walburn
as Front O'Malley
James Burke
as Sgt. Brannigan
Henry Kolker
as David Opper
Lillian Harmer
as Miss Kennedy
Harry C. Bradley
as Court Clerk
Edith Conrad
as Miss Kingsley's Assistant
Irene Thompson
as Chorus Girl
Adele Jerome
as Dancing Teacher/Double for Lombard
Gino Corrado
as Head Waiter
Kit Guard
as Brawling Waiter
Jack Stone
as Brawling Waiter
Cy Slocum
as Drunk
Lee Shumway
as Detective
Allan Sears
as Detective
Edward Hearn
as Detective
Dennis O'Keefe
as Dancing Extra
Eddie Foster
as Radio Technician
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Critic Reviews for Lady by Choice

All Critics (2)

Carole Lombard as a fan dancer and May Robson as an old slattern whose hobby is liquor but whose heart is gold. Pretty silly stuff.

June 6, 2019 | Full Review…

No problem with Carole Lombard in this modest sentimental comedy, she has the part down pat.

May 18, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lady by Choice


Okay but no Lady for a Day. May Robson is always a pleasure to watch and Carole Lombard is full of snap but the story is as old as the hills and not terribly well directed.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Obviously, I love Carole Lombard, but I sometimes find her roles or the way she acts them a little over the top, ie Twentieth Century and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. This role was more subdued and definitely heart-felt. I loved the relationship between Lombard and Robson and their characters. The story is reminiscent of Camille - wrong side of the tracks girl in love with an heir who could lose everything by marrying her - but not quite as well. It is still worth viewing.

nefnie lee
nefnie lee

Super Reviewer

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