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Service de Luxe (1938)

 |  Comedy  |  12 October 1938 (USA)
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Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself. ... See full summary »

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Robert Wade
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Scott Robinson
Helen Broderick ...
Pearl
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Bebenko
Joy Hodges ...
Audrey Robinson
Frances Robinson ...
Secretary
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Butler
Raymond Parker ...
Bellhop
Frank Coghlan Jr. ...
Bellhop
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Voroshinsky
Nina Gilbert ...
Mrs. Devereaux
Crauford Kent ...
Mr. Devereaux
Lionel Belmore ...
Wade
Chester Clute ...
Chester Bainbridge
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Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself. Rugged Robert Wade, an inventor in town to secure funding for his new model tractor, wants to meet a woman who won't try to run his life. Despite being made for each other, Helen and Bob go through the usual complications of a film like this before ending up together in the final reel. Written by P. Silvestro

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12 October 1938 (USA)  »

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Como Ele se Enganou  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Feature film debut of Vincent Price. See more »

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Robert Wade: [Inspects socks mournfully] Can't ya even leave my socks alone, Miss Madison - I like 'em with holes in the toes.
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Fun to see Vincent Price before he was Vincent Price; Mischa Auer a hoot
29 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fun comedy. A bit labored in parts, but enjoyable. Mischa Auer as a Russian chef who talks to his spirit guide and threatens at a crisis moment to return to his job at the Sara Goode Waffle Shop is a hoot. Constance Bennett is rather bland and forgettable, but it's fun to see Vincent Price six years before the classic "Laura". He looks much you would expect a young Vincent Price to look, but he sounds quite different. It's before he started doing the "Mid-Atlantic" accent that many actors affected in the 1930s and 1940s. Unfortunately, the great Helen Broderick isn't given enough to do in this film and the bland Constance Bennett is given too much.


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