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Kind Lady (1935 film)

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Director  George B. Seitz
Music director  Edward Ward
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Thriller, Drama
Producer  Lucien Hubbard
Country  United States
Kind Lady (1935 film) movie poster
Release date  December 6, 1935 (1935-12-06)
Based on  Kind Lady 1935 play  by Edward Chodorov The Silver Mask 1932 story by Hugh Walpole
Writer  Edward Chodorov (play), Bernard Schubert, Hugh Walpole (story)
Cast  Aline MacMahon (Mary Herries), Basil Rathbone (Henry Abbott), Doris Lloyd (Mrs. Lucy Weston), Mary Carlisle (Phyllis), Dudley Digges (Mr. Edwards), Bess Flowers (Party guest at Buckingham Palace)
Story by  Edward Chodorov, Hugh Walpole
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Mary (Aline MacMahon), an elderly woman with good intentions, takes pity on Henry (Basil Rathbone), an artist with no home. What begins as a simple offer to come inside from the cold for tea gradually turns into more. Before the unsuspecting woman knows it, Henry has convinced Mary to pay for doctor visits. It spirals out of control when Henry, his family and friends con their way into her home. Eventually, Mary creates a ruse to rid herself of the parasites, but they have a different plan.


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Kind Lady is a 1935 drama film starring Aline MacMahon and Basil Rathbone. It is based on the play of the same name by Edward Chodorov and a short story called The Silver Mask by Hugh Walpole.

Doris Lloyd appeared in this film and its 1951 remake of the same name in different roles.

Mary Herries is a rich woman with a habit of contributing to those less fortunate than her.


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Wealthy and charitable Mary Herries (Aline MacMahon) is tricked by aspiring artist Henry Abbott (Basil Rathbone) into letting him and ill wife Ada (Justine Chase) stay in her stately home.

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When he invites friends Mr. and Mrs. Edwards (Dudley Digges and Eily Malyon) to pay a visit, they overstay their welcome as well. Days turn into weeks, making Mary and housemaid Rose (Nola Luxford) increasingly anxious for everyone to leave.

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It turns out to be a plot masterminded by the silky and sinister Abbott to steal everything Mary owns. He masquerades as a relative and they as her butler and maid, holding Mary and Rose captive in their rooms. Outsiders are told that Mary has gone on holiday to America and wont return for a long time.

The plot thickens as Rose is killed. The suspicions of Marys business adviser, Foster (Donald Meek), are confirmed when no record of Mary applying for a passport can be found. The police arrive just in time to save her and place Abbott under arrest.


  • Aline MacMahon as Mary Herries
  • Basil Rathbone as Henry Abbott
  • Mary Carlisle as Phyllis
  • Frank Albertson as Peter Santard
  • Dudley Digges as Mr. Edwards
  • Doris Lloyd as Lucy Weston
  • Nola Luxford as Rose
  • Murray Kinnell as Doctor
  • Eily Malyon as Mrs. Edwards
  • Justine Chase as Ada Abbott
  • Barbara Shields as Aggie Edwards
  • Donald Meek as Mr. Foster
  • Frank Reicher as Gustave Roubet (as Frank Reigher)
  • References

    Kind Lady (1935 film) Wikipedia
    Kind Lady (1935 film) IMDb Kind Lady (1935 film)

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