The Maid's Night Out (1938)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Release Date - Mar 4, 1938 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Joan Fontaine was still two years away from full stardom when she appeared in the B-plus comedy Maid's Night Out. Future cowboy star Allan Lane plays Bill, a millionaire's son who, to win a bet with his father (George Irving), sets out to prove that he can succeed without his family's money. While working as a milkman, Bill offers a lift to Sheila (Fontaine), whom he takes to be a housemaid. In fact, Sheila was also born into wealth, but she doesn't let Bill know that, fearful that she'll lose his love; Bill likewise keeps his actual identity a secret for the same reason. Adding to the fun is the presence of Hedda Hopper, making one of her final acting appearances before devoting herself full-time to her gossip columnist. Film buffs will also enjoy a fleeting but hilarious jibe at Hopper's number-one rival Louella Parsons.

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business, car, chase, debutante, employment, father, fishing, heir, home, identity, love, maid, masquerade, milkman, millionaire, mistake, mistaken-identity, police, servant, son, wager