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By Candlelight (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 18 December 1933 (USA)
Beautiful woman mistakes a prince's butler for the prince.

Director:

James Whale

Writers:

Siegfried Geyer (play), F. Hugh Herbert (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elissa Landi ... Marie
Paul Lukas ... Josef
Nils Asther ... Prince Alfred von Rommer
Dorothy Revier ... Countess von Rischenheim
Lawrence Grant ... Count von Rischenheim
Esther Ralston ... Baroness von Ballin
Warburton Gamble ... Baron von Ballin
Lois January ... Ann - the Maid
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Storyline

Josef is the valet for Count von Rommer and well trained in the philandering ways of his master. Mistaken for the Count by a maid, Marie, whom he thinks is an aristocrat, Josef shows her a merry time in the Count's Monte Carlo villa. Meanwhile, the Count escapes a situation with Countess von Rischenheim, when her husband Count von Rischenheim makes an unscheduled appearance, by posing as the butler. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A la luz del candelabro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Carnival
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Music by Domenico Savino
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James Whale romantic comedy
2 April 1999 | by ShotsySee all my reviews

Charming film. Lukas is not quite suited to the role. Music is played too loud throughout although it is good music. Whale must have done this quick. Not a whole lot of Whale genius here. Still enjoyable for fans of the period.


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