Service for Ladies (1927)

Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on the play by Ernest Vajda, Service for Ladies was directed by Harry D'Arrast, one of the wittiest and most talented of the would-be Lubitsches of the 1920s. Adolphe Menjou stars Albert Leroux, the handsome headwaiter of a posh French restaurant. Falling in love with aristocratic Elizabeth Foster (Kathryn Carver), Albert decides to pay court to her on her own high-society level. With the help of King Boris (Lawrence Grant), a friendly monarch who owes Albert several favors, our hero poses as a dashing European prince. But it's all for naught: Turns out that Elizabeth would have been in love with him no matter what his station in life. Service for Ladies was remade in 1931 with Leslie Howard in the lead.

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aristocracy, con/scam, impersonation, love, marriage, prince, romance, seduction