An amoral chauffeur seeks to seduce a young bride.

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Albert, the Baron's Butler
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Anna, Albert's Wife
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Countess De Marnac
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Baron 'Nicky' von Burgen
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Baroness Eloise von Burgen
Bodil Rosing ...
Sophie, the Cook
Otto Hoffman ...
Otto, the Wine Cellar Caretaker
Lucien Littlefield ...
Françoise, a Drunken Servant
Marion Lessing ...
Antoinette, Maid to the Countess
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At the wedding of Albert and Anna, Karl, the new chauffeur, arrives. Albert is the head butler, second generation to the Baron. Karl soon seems out of place as a servant, and Albert tells him so. But Karl is a cad. Whenever he gets the chance, he will try to seduce Anna, who is not wise in the ways of the world. He lies without question if it is to his advantage and charms money out of Sophie, the old cook. He disrupts the household and then blackmails the Baroness to keep from being sacked. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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8 May 1933 (Denmark)  »

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Der schöne Karl  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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John Gilbert wanted to do this movie so badly he sold the story to MGM for $1.00. Ads for the movie proclaimed "starring Mr. and Mrs. John Gilbert" since the couple was married shortly after the production completed filming. See more »

Quotes

Anna, Albert's Wife: [about her evening with Karl] Now you just wait a minute! I don't deserve to have you and me go all to smash. I've found out for the first time in my life - for the first time - that there are more than two kinds of feelings in the world. Is that my fault? There's a kind of way of making love that drives you mad and crazy, so that you don't know what you are doing. Are you going to throw me out in the street because I didn't know this before?
Albert, the Baron's Butler: Now you stop this kind of talk! And stop it right now...
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Schnitzelbank Song
Traditional German drinking song
Sung a cappella by Paul Lukas and Virginia Bruce
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A very good film that you won't forget seeing
7 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is true pre-code. Great acting by John Gilbert, he plays the character believably, not over the top, either. I saw this film only once about 8 years ago, and I never forgot its name or the desire to have it either on tape or on DVD. This was before actors played against type and got away with it. Mr. Gilbert did this in this movie and did it greatly, it's a shame the movie did not fare well with the audience of its time. They missed out on a gem. Thank the Lord there's TCM to bring such types of movies to the viewing area, at least, until they do become available for purchase. If you get the chance to see this, it won't be a waste of your time.


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