Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1938
Alice Brady In Old Chicago 1938
SEX WORKER ROLE
Laura Sargent in A Most Immoral Lady 1929
Character Is A Con-Artist And Prostitute
Alice Brady in A Most Immoral Lady 1929
The 1929 Broadway play “A Most Immoral Lady” stars Brady as a female con artist. She and her male partner have perfected a scam that keeps them rolling in the money. Her character, Laura Sargent, lures wealthy men to her apartment. By getting these men into a compromising position, her male partner in crime would then blackmail these rich husbands for their silence. For some odd reason, the stage play was rushed into film production (using the same title), for a theatrical release in the same year. The cinematic version starred Leatrice Joy as Laura Sergeant. Unfortunately, the showings of this movie on television are nonexistent.
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