Lady by Choice (David Burton, 1934)

Director: David Burton
Producer: Columbia Pictures
Writers: Jo Swerling, Dwight Taylor
Cinematographer: Ted Tetzlaff
Editor: Viola Lawrence
Costumes: Robert Kalloch
Sound: Glenn Rominger
Music: Louis Silvers

Carole Lombard (Alabam Lee)
May Robson (Patricia ‘Patsy’ Patterson)
Roger Pryor (Johnny Mills)
Walter Connolly (Judge Daly)
Arthur Hohl (Kendall)
Raymond Walburn (Front O’Malley)
James Burke (Brannigan)
Henry Kolker (Opper)
Mariska Aldrich (Lucretia)
Johnny Boyle (Walsh)
Harry C. Bradley (Court Clerk)
Charles Coleman (Butler)
Charles Brinley (Bartender)
Gino Corrado (Waiter)
William Faversham (Marlowe)
Lillian Harmer (Miss Kingsley)
Edward Hearn (Detective)
Kathleen Howard (Mrs. Mills)
Akim Tamiroff (Popalis)
Ruth Clifford (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee (uncredited)

Plot Summary
Alabam Lee is a controversial fan dancer who is accused of corrupting the morals of society. In an effort to improve her public image, Alabam’s agent “adopts” her an older woman named Patsy as her de-facto mother. Patsy is under the care of Johnny Mills, the son of an old flame. When Alabam and Johnny fall in love, Patsy is weary that Alabam’s salacious past will ruin Johnny’s upstanding reputation.

Release Date: October 15, 1934 (USA)
Running Time: 86 minutes