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A Night at the Ritz (1935)

Passed | | Comedy | 23 March 1935 (USA)
Duke Regan is the high-pressure, irresponsible promotions/marketing/press agent at the Ritz Hotel. He gets the taste of the home cooking, done by the mother of Marcia Jaynos, but thinks it ... See full summary »

Director:

William C. McGann

Writers:

Albert J. Cohen (story & screenplay), Robert T. Shannon (story & screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Gargan ... Duke Regan
Patricia Ellis ... Marcia Jaynos
Allen Jenkins ... Gyp Beagle
Dorothy Tree ... Kiki Lorraine
Erik Rhodes ... Leopold Jaynos
Berton Churchill ... Stephen Vincent
Gordon Westcott ... Joe Scurvin
Bodil Rosing ... Mama Jaynos
Arthur Hoyt ... Mr. Hassler
Paul Porcasi ... Henri
William B. Davidson ... Connolly, an Editor (as William Davidson)
Mary Treen ... Isabelle, Hassler's Secretary
Mary Russell Mary Russell ... Miss Barry, Vincent's Secretary
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Storyline

Duke Regan is the high-pressure, irresponsible promotions/marketing/press agent at the Ritz Hotel. He gets the taste of the home cooking, done by the mother of Marcia Jaynos, but thinks it was done by her brother, Leopold. Leopold has delusions of being a great chef, and the ability to delude Duke into the same, even to the point of selling him to the Ritz as a famous foreign chef. Sounds like a job for Mama. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King of the Ritz See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Let It Be Me
(uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Predictable But Fun
14 June 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

Wisecracking William Gargan wangles an invite to a pretty girl's home for dinner. He hits on the brilliant scheme of making her brother a culinary star.

(Such stardom was probably a far less common event in the 1930s than it is now. In Europe, not to mention in the little old USA.) We can pretty much guess what problems will ensure. The brother, played very amusingly by Erik Rhodes, maybe is not such a great cook ....

Still, it has a great supporting cast. The script is definitely not polished as it would be for a major movie. But it's clever and holds our attention.

Things end happily but, for some of the characters, disappointingly.

Things end happily but, for some of the characters, disappointingly.


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