Not even Joe E. Brown's most fervent fans have much to say about his appearance in the 1929 part-talkie My Lady's Past -- mainly because the film seems to have long since disappeared. In her first talking role, Belle Bennett (who previously co-starred with Brown in Molly and Me) plays another of her "damaged goods" roles, this time as small-town matron Mamie Reynolds. Engaged to Mamie for ten years, novelist Sam Young (Brown) is finally about to pop the question when he learns of his sweetheart's checkered past. After a drunken soliloquy of eight minutes' duration, Sam decides to forgive and forget, but not before settling accounts with the film's villain, narrow-minded John Parker (Russell Simpson). Joe E. Brown would be better served by his later vehicles for Warner Bros.
by Hal Erickson synopsis