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Maid's Night Out (1938)

Passed | | Romance, Comedy | 4 March 1938 (USA)
A millionaire's son works as a milkman for a month to win a bet with his father. While delivering milk he falls in love with a young debutante whom he mistakes for a maid.

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Bill Norman
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Mr. Papalapoulas
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Geoffrey
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Mrs. Harrison
William Brisbane ...
Wally Martin
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Adele - Bill's Cousin (as Vicki Lester)
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Mary - Harrison's Maid
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Mr. Norman
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'Mac' McCarthy
Solly Ward ...
Mischa
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Tim Hogan
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A millionaire's son works as a milkman for a month to win a bet with his father. While delivering milk he falls in love with a young debutante whom he mistakes for a maid. Written by Ken Carson <kcarson@efn.org>

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milkman | specimen | hobby | deceit | fish | See All (30) »

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Romance | Comedy

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4 March 1938 (USA)  »

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Mademoiselle a disparu  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Allen Lane went on to be the voice of Mr Ed. See more »

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Opening credits are shown over a background of a milkman's wagon. See more »

Soundtracks

Silver Threads Among the Gold
(1873) (uncredited)
Music by H.P. Danks
Lyrics by Eben E. Rexford
Played on piano and sung by William Brisbane
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Enjoyable....yet the ending is very stupid.
24 April 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Maid's Night Out" is a film that is quite enjoyable...but also understand that it's also sometimes quite stupid...mostly at the end. I am not necessarily saying to avoid the picture...just lower your expectations and enjoy...or not.

Bill (Allen 'Rocky' Lane) is the son of a rich dairy owner...and he's quite spoiled. The father thinks he's so spoiled he isn't good for much of anything. But Bill wants to prove something to his dad and makes him a bet that he can work the lowest job at the company, a milk delivery man, and not screw up in the least.

During the process of this bet, Bill meets Sheila (Joan Fontaine). And, since he's dressed as a milkman and she appears to be a servant, both thinks that they are dating a poor working class person. Imagine their surprise when they learn the truth.

So far, so good. However...the ending! The police arrest Bill for no reason in particular...other than he broke into Sheila's home by climbing in an upstairs window with his ladder! How this later came to have folks think Bill KIDNAPPED her is beyond me...and so much of what the pair do next makes perfect sense...if you have had a traumatic brain injury! It's a mess...plain and simple and I had to force myself not to turn it off when Sheila started tossing milk bottles at cops! Huh???


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