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The Baroness and the Butler1938

The Baroness and the Butler (1938)





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The Baroness, daughter of the Hungarian prime minister, is played by Annabella. The Butler, last of a long line of family retainers, is played by William Powell. The butler works for the baroness' father, and the relationship between baroness and butler is outwardly chilly but subliminally affectionate. The butler, something of a political activist, becomes leader of the party opposing the prime minister. The baroness despises her "hired man" for defying her father, but gradually realizes that she is in love with the butler. Steadfastly avoiding any hint of the German expansionism that would ultimately engulf the real-life Hungary, The Baroness and the Butler is fast if forgettable entertainment. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


William Powell
as Johann Porok
as Baroness Katrina Marissey
Helen Westley
as Countess Sandor
Henry Stephenson
as Count Albert Sandor
Joseph Schildkraut
as Baron Georg Marissey
Nigel Bruce
as Major Andros
Lynn Bari
as Klari
Maurice Cass
as Announcer
Maurice Call
as Announcer
Ivan Simpson
as Count Dorno
Alphonse Ethier
as President
Claire Du Brey
as Secretary
Wilfred Lucas
as Members of Parliament
George Davis
as Radio Technician
Frank Baker
as Members of Parliament
Margaret Irving
as Countess Olga
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William Powell gives [Annabella] capable support, but even so the backstairs romance of the baroness and the butler doesn't come off very convincingly.

July 24, 2019 | Full Review…

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