Children of Chance (1930)

Genres - Crime, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Innocent Binnie (Elissa Landi) happens to be the spitting image of Lia Monta (also Elissa Landi), a less-than-innocent famous actress. When Lia skeedaddles to Berlin with a cache of stolen jewels, Binnie takes her look-alike's place on stage. She falls in love with Lia's sweetheart Gordon (John Stuart) but runs into trouble with her double's no-good husband Jeffrey (John Longden). When the police discover that the jewels are stolen, poor Binnie is arrested for the crime. She eventually clears herself, but only after vowing never again to pretend to be anything other than what she is. Outside of the pleasurable spectacle of watching Elissa Landi essay a dual role, the most entertaining aspect of Children of Chance is its comedy relief, courtesy of Wallace Lupino and Gus McNaughton.



criminal, actor, impersonation, love, robbery