A Night at the Ritz (1935)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 23, 1935 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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There's nary a serious moment in the loopy Warner Bros. programmer A Night at the Ritz. William Gargan stars as Duke Regan, a hot-shot hotel publicity agent. Fired from several jobs, Duke is given one last chance by the Ritz-Carlton. Improvising quickly, he promotes his future brother-in-law Leopold (Erik Rhodes) as a master chef, landing the hapless fellow a choice spot in the Ritz kitchen. But there's a hitch: Not only has Leopold never cooked anything in his life, but the mere mention of food makes him extremely nauseous. As Duke desperately seeks a way out of the web he's woven around himself, a banker's convention shows up at the Ritz, and they're as hungry as hunters. This is one of the few pictures of the 1930s in which a mother-in-law (Bodil Rosing) comes to the rescue.

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brother, business, campaign, career, convention, cooking, diner, employment, manager, motel, mother, publicity, rescue, suffering, unknown