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26 September 1934 (USA) See more »
Servants' Entrance is a 1934 American Pre-Code musical comedy film. The movie was written by Samson... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Janet Gaynor ... Hedda Nilsson aka Helga Brand

Lew Ayres ... Erik Landstrom

Ned Sparks ... Hjalmar Gnu

Walter Connolly ... Viktor Nilsson

Louise Dresser ... Mrs. Hansen
G.P. Huntley ... Karl Berghoff

Astrid Allwyn ... Sigrid Hansen

Sig Ruman ... Hans Hansen (as Siegfried Rumann)

John Qualen ... Detective
Catherine Doucet ... Anastasia Gnu
Greta Meyer ... Anna, the Cook
Dorothy Christy ... Mrs. Knut Johnson
Josephine Whittell ... Christina
Jerry Stewart ... Olaf, the Butler
Ruth Marion ... Olga, the Cook
Harold Minjir ... Swanson, Nilsson's Secretary
Anne Gibbons ... Gretchen

Buster Phelps ... Tommy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Four Forks ... Singing quartet

Gladys Blake ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Judge Egg (uncredited) (voice)
Frank Carpenter ... Quartet Member, Four Forks (uncredited)
Edward Cecil ... Second Butler (uncredited)

Pinto Colvig ... Voice of Mustard Pot (uncredited)
Frank Dawson ... First Butler (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Marie the Maid (uncredited)
Harry Dunkinson ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Madeline Green ... Trio Member, Three Silver Spoons (uncredited)
Austin Grout ... Quartet Member, Four Forks (uncredited)
Helen Jamison ... Trio Member, Three Silver Spoons (uncredited)
Sydney Jarvis ... Voice of Quavering Bar / Broken Fork (uncredited)
Robert Love ... Hans, the Chauffeur (uncredited)
John Marston ... Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
Beatrice Newport ... Mannish Woman (uncredited)

George Ovey ... Oswald, the Postman (uncredited)
Paul Parry ... (uncredited)
Betty Rome ... Voice of Sugar Tongs (uncredited)
Henry Schnetz ... Quartet Member, Four Forks (uncredited)
Jean Schock ... Trio Member, Three Silver Spoons (uncredited)
Paul Taylor ... Voice of Nut Cracker (uncredited)

Maidel Turner ... Dowager at Employment Agency (uncredited)
Lee Typens ... Quartet Member, Four Forks (uncredited)
Lucille Ward ... Cook (uncredited)
Allan Watson ... Voice of Knife Baritone (uncredited)

Clarence Wilson ... Employment Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Lloyd 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Reginald Berkeley  contributor to treatment (uncredited)
Sigrid Boo  novel "Vi som går kjøkkenveien"
James Gleason  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
Samson Raphaelson 

Produced by
Winfield R. Sheehan .... producer
Original Music by
Arthur Lange 
Cinematography by
Hal Mohr 
Film Editing by
Margaret Clancey (uncredited)
Costume Design by
René Hubert 
Production Management
Bernard McEveety .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Booth McCracken .... assistant director (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Nolan .... still photographer (uncredited)
Animation Department
Walt Disney .... animation director: cartoon sequence
James Algar .... animator (uncredited)
Art Babbitt .... animator (uncredited)
Harry Bailey .... animator (uncredited)
J.R. Bond .... animator (uncredited)
Jack Campbell .... animator (uncredited)
Larry Clemmons .... animator (uncredited)
George Drake .... animator (uncredited)
John W. Dunn .... animator (uncredited)
Nick George .... animator (uncredited)
Ralph Gibson .... animator (uncredited)
Jack Hannah .... animator (uncredited)
Bill Herwig .... animator (uncredited)
Paul Hopkins .... animator (uncredited)
Earl Hurd .... animator (uncredited)
Milt Kahl .... animator (uncredited)
Ward Kimball .... animator (uncredited)
Jack Kinney .... animator (uncredited)
Michael Lah .... animator (uncredited)
Ken McLellan .... animator (uncredited)
Lee Morehouse .... animator (uncredited)
Charles Philippi .... layout artist (uncredited)
Wolfgang Reitherman .... animator (uncredited)
Tony Rivera .... animator (uncredited)
Archie Robin .... animator (uncredited)
George Rowley .... animator (uncredited)
Milt Schaffer .... animator (uncredited)
Louie Schmitt .... animator (uncredited)
Leonard Sebring .... animator (uncredited)
William Shull .... animator (uncredited)
Edward Smith .... animator (uncredited)
Don Towsley .... animator (uncredited)
John Warren .... animator (uncredited)
Roy Williams .... animator (uncredited)
Cy Young .... animator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Frank Churchill .... musical director: animation sequence (uncredited)
Paul J. Smith .... assistant musical director: animation sequence (uncredited)

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88 min
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Lubitsch Without Lubitsch, 3 July 2006
Author: boblipton from New York City

Samson Raphaelson, one of Lubitsch's favorite screenwriters, tackles the script of this comedy of manners, Frank Lloyd directs and Janet Gaynor stars, ably supported by an excellent cast -- and they pull it off.

First, this is probably Miss Gaynor's most successful venture outside her usual acting vein in the talkies. She's very good at playing hard-working, honest, vulnerable girls. But she starts out with a scene with G.P. Huntley as the two most useless featherbrains in the world that left the tough Museum of Modern Arts audience gasping for breath from laughter, and continues with the plot in place, with the occasional belly laugh that keeps you interested. There are some lovely cameos, including a turn by Ned Sparks that will make you fall out of your chair. Even Lew Ayres, not noted for his comic abilities does a few lovely double takes.

Director Frank Lloyd is thought, nowadays, to have been another competent studio hack, useful enough for big productions like MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY but not for anything that required nuance. Here is one of the films that makes that claim a lie. This is still a comedy of manners, but we can see the Screwball Comedy evolving here, with its dual class warfare/war of the sexes themes.

If you have a chance to see this, do not pass it up.

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