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Service de Luxe (1938)

The manager of a service agency for the wealthy clashes with - and falls for - an inventor who is seeking funding for a new kind of tractor.

Director:

Rowland V. Lee

Writers:

Vera Caspary (story), Bruce Manning (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Constance Bennett ... Helen Murphy
Vincent Price ... Robert Wade
Charles Ruggles ... Scott Robinson
Helen Broderick ... Pearl
Mischa Auer ... Serge Bebenko
Joy Hodges ... Audrey Robinson
Frances Robinson ... Secretary
Halliwell Hobbes ... Butler
Raymond Parker ... Bellhop
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Bellhop
Lawrence Grant ... Nicolai Voroshinsky
Nina Gilbert Nina Gilbert ... Mrs. Devereaux
Crauford Kent ... Mr. Devereaux
Lionel Belmore ... Wade
Chester Clute ... Chester Bainbridge
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Storyline

Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself. Rugged Robert Wade, an inventor in town to secure funding for his new model tractor, wants to meet a woman who won't try to run his life. Despite being made for each other, Helen and Bob go through the usual complications of a film like this before ending up together in the final reel. Written by P. Silvestro

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Ele se Enganou See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Vincent Price. See more »

Quotes

Robert Wade: [Inspects socks mournfully] Can't ya even leave my socks alone, Miss Madison - I like 'em with holes in the toes.
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Vincent Price on a cruise ship
19 July 2014 | by marthawilcox1831See all my reviews

Seeing Vincent Price fall in love on a cruise ship on his way to New York makes you think that this film will be set on a luxury cruise ship. As it happens, the woman he falls in love with is the managing director of a dating agency who arranges marriages. There should have been more scenes on the ship because they fell in love too quickly. It needed more character development to make their alliance more credible. As it turns out, it's not a bad film, neither is it a good film because of what's missing. It's an okay film which could have been better, but that's not down to the actors, it was down to the script. For Vincent Price fans it's watching to see what he did after 'Tower of London'.


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