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Reserved for Ladies (1932)

Service for Ladies (original title)
Falling in love with the aristocratic Sylvia Robertson (Elizabeth Allen), Max poses as a European prince, enlisting the aid of an amiable Ruritanian monarch (Lawrence Grossmith) who owes him a favor.

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Alexander Korda
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leslie Howard ... Max Tracey
George Grossmith ... The King (Mr. Westlake)
Benita Hume ... Countess Ricardi
Elizabeth Allan ... Sylvia Robertson (as Elizabeth Allen)
Morton Selten ... Mr. Robertson
Ben Field Ben Field ... Breslmeyer
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Falling in love with the aristocratic Sylvia Robertson (Elizabeth Allen), Max poses as a European prince, enlisting the aid of an amiable Ruritanian monarch (Lawrence Grossmith) who owes him a favor.

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A delicious comedy romance that makes you smile out loud at the start and roar with laughter at the finish! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 June 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reserved for Ladies See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Sylvia Robertson: Come up then, you Eskimo Romeo.
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Connections

Version of Monsieur Albert (1932) See more »

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Dinner Is Served
5 March 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Service For Ladies is an early film by producer Alexander Korda in Great Britain before he started his London Film Company. This one was made under the auspices of Paramount Pictures shot over on the other side of the pond and released in America and in the United Kingdom under their white mountain banner.

I'm not sure how well it did here because it deals with the European concept of class distinctions. Not that we don't have it here, but in America it usually involves money. Over there it's titles.

Leslie Howard plays the head waiter at a posh London night spot where Morton Selten and daughter Elizabeth Allan are dining out. One look at her and he chases her to the continent when he hears she's going to a resort. And she gets it in her head that Howard is some kind of royalty. After all there is a king from some unnamed country vacationing there who knows Howard who is played by George Grossmith. Of course the king's dined at Howard restaurant before.

Service For Ladies is kind of a Cinderella story in reverse where the boy is the one who gets the magical evening. Howard plays the role with his usual charm. I'm sure it did well over in Europe, I can't see it having much of a market in Depression America. Still it's a nice dated antique of a film.


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