Yes, Madam (1938)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy  |   Release Date - Apr 5, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The popular 1934 West End musical comedy Yes, Madam was brought to the screen intact in 1938, with five of the original stars coming along for the ride. Bobby Hoyes heads the cast as Bill Quilton, a cheeky young man who will inherit a fortune on the condition that he work as a servant for a month without getting fired. Likewise in line for the inheritance, under the same conditions, is wisecracking Sally Gault (Dinah Churchill, replacing the stage version's Binnie Hale). If they fail to keep their jobs, they'll lose their legacy to scheming Tony Tolliver (Billy Milton) -- who not surprisingly does everything he can to undermine Bill and Sally. Both the play and film versions of Yes, Madam were based on a novel by K. R. G. Browne, previously filmed without music in 1933.

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inheritance, servant, cousin, heir, challenge