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Time Out says

Boyer, one of Hollywood's most exotic male leads, specialised in playing suave, displaced European aristocrats. He's at his most irrepressibly smooth here as a White Russian refugee who's reduced to working as a butler for a French banker. (His equally haughty wife Colbert is taken on as the maid.) There is no hiding the snobbery behind this upstairs/downstairs comedy. You never doubt for a moment that class will out and that the two unlikely domestics will be restored to their previous, lofty social positions. Director Litvak, himself a Russian émigré in Hollywood, acquits himself well enough, but this is a film which surely would have been better suited to the talents of Lubitsch. (From the play by Jacques Deval, adapted into English by Robert Sherwood.
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Release Details

  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Anatole Litvak
  • Screenwriter:Casey Robinson
  • Cast:
    • Claudette Colbert
    • Charles Boyer
    • Basil Rathbone
    • Anita Louise
    • Isabel Jeans
    • Morris Carnovsky
    • Melville Cooper
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