A married society couple (Dorian and Warren) persuade an unmarried pair (Valentino and Myers) to take their places at a party while they pretend to be the servants.

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Richard Thayer (as Rudolpho di Valentina)
Charles Dorian ...
William Harcourt
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A married society couple (Dorian and Warren) persuade an unmarried pair (Valentino and Myers) to take their places at a party while they pretend to be the servants. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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A Bluebird Production. Universal utilized a three-tiered brand system until 1929: Red Feather (low-budget programmers), Bluebird (mainstream) and Jewel (prestige pictures). See more »

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A cute little comedy.
19 February 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The biggest reason to see this film is, probably, to get a look at Rudolph Valentino. However, this is DEFINITELY not what you might expect from the Latin lover who starred in "The Sheik" and "Blood and Sand". Instead, it's comedy and Valentino plays a rather weak man--so weak that he's in love with a girl but keeps putting off asking her to marry him.

When the film begins, Richard Thayer (Valentino) is wondering how and when to ask Elizabeth to marry him. At the same time, their friends the Harcourts are in a bind--William desperately needs a million dollar loan of he'll be bankrupt. His only hope is a weird industrialist, Mr. Bradford, who is coming to stay with them for the evening and talk about investing in Harcourt's business. However, just before Bradford arrives, the staff revolt because they haven't been paid--and now William doesn't know what to do. He wants to impress the man but how can they do it without a staff? So, he hatches a crazy scheme that might just work...

This is a kooky situation comedy that never made me laugh out loud but which was nonetheless enjoyable. A clever script and a nice, fast pace make this one worth your time.


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