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Reserved for Ladies (1932)

Service for Ladies (original title)
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Max Tracey
George Grossmith ...
The King (Mr. Westlake)
Benita Hume ...
Countess Ricardi
Elizabeth Allan ...
Sylvia Robertson (as Elizabeth Allen)
Morton Selten ...
Mr. Robertson
Ben Field ...
Breslmeyer
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For the USA release, Percival Mackey's musical score was replaced with stock cues from the Paramount music library. See more »

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Mr. Robertson: Confound these French menus. They're Greek to me.
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Version of Monsieur Albert (1932) See more »

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Dinner Is Served
5 March 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Service For Ladies is an early film by producer Alexander Korda in Great Britain before he started his London Film Company. This one was made under the auspices of Paramount Pictures shot over on the other side of the pond and released in America and in the United Kingdom under their white mountain banner.

I'm not sure how well it did here because it deals with the European concept of class distinctions. Not that we don't have it here, but in America it usually involves money. Over there it's titles.

Leslie Howard plays the head waiter at a posh London night spot where Morton Selten and daughter Elizabeth Allan are dining out. One look at her and he chases her to the continent when he hears she's going to a resort. And she gets it in her head that Howard is some kind of royalty. After all there is a king from some unnamed country vacationing there who knows Howard who is played by George Grossmith. Of course the king's dined at Howard restaurant before.

Service For Ladies is kind of a Cinderella story in reverse where the boy is the one who gets the magical evening. Howard plays the role with his usual charm. I'm sure it did well over in Europe, I can't see it having much of a market in Depression America. Still it's a nice dated antique of a film.


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