A Feather in Her Hat (1935)

In 1925 London, middle-aged, widowed shopkeeper Clarissa Phelps (Pauline Lord) pities genteel, but homeless drunkard Captain Randolph Courtney (Basil Rathbone) and takes him in. When Courtney corrects the lower-class accent and grammar of her son Richard, a germ of an idea is born. Richard benefits from Courtney's tutelage as he grows up. Ten years later, on Richard's twenty-first birthday, Clarissa makes a startling announcement. She is not his mother, but was merely hired to raise him for his upper-class parents. She gives him a bankbook with a balance of £1000 as arranged with his real mother and asks him to move out on his own. Richard (Louis Hayward) and Courtney are both stunned. Emily Judson (Nydia Westman), with whom Richard has grown up, is distressed as well; she had hoped to marry him, but now feels he is out of her reach.

Directing:
  • Alfred Santell

Writing:
  • Lawrence Hazard
  • I.A.R. Wylie

Stars:
Release Date: 1935-10-25
themoviedb icon 7.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 72
Louis Hayward
Louis Hayward
Richard Orland
Billie Burke
Billie Burke
Julia Trent Anders
Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbon...
Captain Randolph Courtney
David Niven
David Niven
Leo Cartwright
Nana Bryant
Nana Bryant
Lady Drake
Nydia Westman
Nydia Westman
Emily Judson
Thurston Hall
Thurston Hall
Sir Elroyd Joyce
J. M. Kerrigan
J. M. Kerriga...
Pobjoy
Pauline Lord
Pauline Lord
Clarissa Phelps
Doris Lloyd
Doris Lloyd
Liz Vining
Wendy Barrie
Wendy Barrie
Pauline Anders
Lawrence Grant
Lawrence Gran...
Dr. Phillips
Victor Varconi
Victor Varcon...
Paul Anders
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