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The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

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A Butler (Powell) gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Johann Porok
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Baroness Katrina Marissey
Helen Westley ...
Countess Sandor
Henry Stephenson ...
Count Albert Sandor
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Baron Georg Marissey
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Zorda
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Major Andros
Lynn Bari ...
Maurice Cass ...
Radio Announcer
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Count Dormo (as Ivan Simpson)
Alphonse Ethier ...
President
Claire Du Brey ...
Martha - Kartina's Secretary
Wilfred Lucas ...
Sidney Bracey ...
Member of Parliament (as Sidney Bracy)
Frank Baker ...
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Storyline

A Butler (Powell) gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

18 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Baronesa e o Mordomo  »

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(copyright length) | (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was rejected by the censors in Quebec, Canada. Romania censors removed all references to Hungary. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, Powell's character can be seen using a tea trolley with a large map of and coat of arms prominently displayed on its back. Both represent Australia, not Hungary, where the film is set. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: William Powell (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Dance No.4 in F Sharp
(1873) (uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played by an unidentified violinist at the charity party
Reprised by an orchestra for dance music at Katrina and Georg's ball
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Not William Powell's best, but worth a look if you're a fan.
22 July 2000 | by (Hollywood CA) – See all my reviews

An amusing little story that probably worked better on the stage and doesn't appear to have been much of a challenge for any of the cast. Powell fans will enjoy it nonetheless and Anabella is quite stunning, despite her thick accent. More of Nigel Bruce in comedy relief might have helped the film along.

Although 20th Century Fox touted this as a debut film for French star Anabella, her filmography includes two earlier American films for the same studio. A note on the Fox Movie Channel stated that production on The Baroness and the Butler was delayed while Powell mourned for Jean Harlow, who was engaged to him at the time of her death.


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