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Kind Lady (1935)

76 min | Thriller, Drama

Mary Herries is a rich woman with a habit of contributing to those less fortunate than her. On her way home from a concert on Christmas Eve she discovers a poor, would-be artist outside her estate. Mary takes pity on this artist, Henry ...See moreMary Herries is a rich woman with a habit of contributing to those less fortunate than her. On her way home from a concert on Christmas Eve she discovers a poor, would-be artist outside her estate. Mary takes pity on this artist, Henry Abbott, and gives him some food and money. After taking him in, she finds herself somewhat attracted to this artist; he is handsome, and quite knowledgeable of fine art, especially the paintings in Mary's extensive collection. However, when she discovers that Henry has both a wife and a small child that he is struggling to support, she gives him some money and hand-me downs, and sends him on his way. A few days later he shows up with some of his own paintings (which are absolutely awful) as well as some items he stole from Mary's house on Christmas Eve. Henry demands a large amount of money for his paintings, which Mary eventually pays. She then discovers that Henry has left his wife and baby outside, in the rain. His wife collapses and Mary, out of pity, lets Henry and his family stay with her until his wife is well. Soon, Mary's servants have all quit, tired of dealing with Henry and his family, who are unreasonable and greedy. Once the servants are gone, Henry's extended family arrives, and Mary discovers to her horror that Henry's "family" is actually a gang of art thieves, planning to imprison her in her own house to gain control of her art collection. Written by Jonathan Broxton See less
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Edward Chodorov (play) | Bernard Schubert | Hugh Walpole (story "The Silver Casket")
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George J. Folsey (as George Folsey)
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Updated Dec 6, 1935

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Dec 6, 1935 (United States)

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26 cast members
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Aline MacMahon
Mary Herries Mary Herries   See fewer
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Basil Rathbone
Henry Abbott Henry Abbott   See fewer
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Mary Carlisle
Phyllis Phyllis   See fewer
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Frank Albertson
Peter Santard Peter Santard   See fewer
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Dudley Digges
Mr. Edwards Mr. Edwards   See fewer
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Doris Lloyd
Lucy Weston Lucy Weston   See fewer
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Eily Malyon
Mrs. Edwards Mrs. Edwards   See fewer
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Justine Chase
Ada Abbott Ada Abbott   See fewer
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Barbara Shields
Aggie Edwards Aggie Edwards   See fewer
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Donald Meek
Mr. Foster Mr. Foster   See fewer
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Frank Reicher
Gustave Roubet Gustave Roubet   See fewer
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Jimmy Aubrey
Soapbox Orator (uncredited) Soapbox Orator (uncredited)   See fewer
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E.E. Clive
Gramophone Man (uncredited) Gramophone Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Coleman
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elspeth Dudgeon
Lady Emily (uncredited) Lady Emily (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin Kenny
Scotland Yard man #2 (uncredited) Scotland Yard man #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilfred Lucas
First Scotland Yard Man (uncredited) First Scotland Yard Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Owen
Servant (uncredited) Servant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tempe Pigott
Flower Woman (uncredited) Flower Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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C. Montague Shaw
Passport Clerk (uncredited) Passport Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yorke Sherwood
Mr. Pritchett, a Policeman (uncredited) Mr. Pritchett, a Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Lucy's Friend (uncredited) Lucy's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph R. Tozer
Constable (uncredited) Constable (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Ware
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 279 votes