The Man in Possession (1931)

Genres - Romance  |   Release Date - Jul 4, 1931 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Robert Montgomery plays an aimless young man who secures a job as a bailiff's deputy. Montgomery is assigned to guard a house under writ, but when he falls for the lady of the house (Irene Purcell), the boy decides to serve as her butler to keep up her family's appearances. Throughout the film, Montgomery assumes several more disguises to keep the family's legal reverses from becoming public. P. G. Wodehouse adapted H. M. Harwood's play The Man in Possession for this brisk film version. The story was Americanized in 1937 as Personal Property, with Robert Taylor and Jean Harlow in the leads.



butler, deputy, disguise, guard, love