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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.

Director:

Ben Holmes

Writers:

Willoughby Speyers (story "Certified"), Bert Granet (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Joan Fontaine ... Sheila Harrison
Allan Lane ... Bill Norman
Billy Gilbert ... Mr. Papalapoulas
Cecil Kellaway ... Geoffrey
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Harrison
William Brisbane ... Wally Martin
Vickie Lester ... Adele - Bill's Cousin (as Vicki Lester)
Hilda Vaughn ... Mary - Harrison's Maid
George Irving ... Mr. Norman
Frank M. Thomas ... 'Mac' McCarthy
Solly Ward ... Mischa
Eddie Gribbon ... 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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GIGGLES by the GALLON (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Lindsey Theatre -Lubbock, Texas - May 5, 1938

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Romance | Comedy

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Trivia

Allan Lane went on to be the voice of Mister Ed. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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the old 'rich pretending to be poor and finding happiness' plot
7 November 2007 | by jpickerelSee all my reviews

Until Hollywood had the responsibility of World War II and the promoting of Patriotism, it seemed to be pre-occupied with convincing the poor and unemployed that they were actually happier than the rich. I'm not sure many really bought the premise, but take a real look back at the movies of the period, good as they were, and you'll see a recurring theme. This is another in the genre. Two young wealthy people, Joan Fontaine and Allan Lane, find love while pretending to be a maid and a milkman, respectively. The movie itself is only mildly entertaining. Joan Fontaine, while beautiful, is at the early stages of her career, and apparently just learning her craft. Allen Lane, on the other hand, had obviously not gone to any acting class, nor proved receptive to any coaching. Just brutally awful. I remember many a Saturday afternoon spent at the local Strand theater, watching Allen "Rocky" Lane do his turn as "Red Ryder", and thinking he was terrific. Of course, I was only 7 or 8 at the time. OK, OK, enough of the negative. Here, also, you will find Cecil Kelloway, Vicki Lester and Hedda Hopper, all of whom were good actors, and who provide some of the better moments of the film. But all in all, unless you're a die hard Joan Fontaine fan, don't waste your time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1938 (USA) See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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