Downstairs

Downstairs (1932)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Release Date - Aug 6, 1932  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |  
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Downstairs is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film. It stars John Gilbert as a charming but self-serving chauffeur who wreaks havoc on his new employer's household, romancing and fleecing the women on the staff, and blackmailing the employer's wife. Gilbert had written the story in 1928 for a proposed silent film that was never made.

Producer Irving Thalberg revived the project in 1932 as a special Gilbert production. The actor was so jubilant about the opportunity that he sold his original story to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $1.

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Blackmail, Businessman, Butler, Cad, Chauffeur, Employer, Gilbert, Tale, Wedding, Wine Cellar

Attributes

Narrative Location: set in Austria, Vienna
Subject: about social class

Alternate Titles

Älskaren
SE
Der schöne Karl
DE
Downstairs
GB, US
Herskabschaufføren
DK
Madame e Seu Chauffeur
BR
Madame e Seu Chofer
BR
Onde os Caminhos do Amor Se Cruzam
BR
Под лестницей
, RU
奥様御寵愛
JP