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The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 18 February 1938 (USA)
A butler gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

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Johann Porok
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Baroness Katrina Marissey
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Countess Sandor
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Count Albert Sandor
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Baron Georg Marissey
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Zorda
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Major Andros
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Maurice Cass ...
Radio Announcer
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Count Dormo (as Ivan Simpson)
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President
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Martha - Kartina's Secretary
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Member of Parliament
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Member of Parliament (as Sidney Bracy)
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Member of Parliament
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A butler gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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A Baronesa e o Mordomo  »

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(copyright length) | (FMC Library Print)

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(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The end credits proudly says "This picture has presented the popular young French actress Annabella in her first American picture". However, she starred in Caravane (1934), the French language version of Caravan (1934), also made in Hollywood by Fox. 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 »

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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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A simple but entertaining film
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A charming movie, in particular for those whose film tastes are simple, requiring clean, wholesome entertainment, certainly something rare on the screen in the 21st Century. Powell was Powell, articulate, debonair, and likable. But this was my first view of Annabella; what a lovely creature; more accurately, stunningly beautiful, at least to me. The cast did well depicting the almost unbelievable etiquette that those of us born in or after WW II just do not understand. I guess this was the objective in the simplistic plots of the time--to bring only a sense of peace and pleasure to audiences in a time (WW II) when such peace and pleasures were thought to probably never exist again. I cannot find a lot of information on Annabella, but she apparently had a long and distinguished film career. Too bad I didn't know about her in my youth. The film is certainly another 'feather in the hat' of a time in films that many of us remember and enjoyed.


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