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The Grand Duchess and the Waiter (1926)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 21 February 1926 (USA)
Albert Durant, a young millionaire, poses as a waiter in order to woo an exiled Grand Duchess, who does not object since she knows who he is and he doesn't know she knows. And his money ... See full summary »

Director:

Malcolm St. Clair

Writers:

Alfred Savoir (play), John Lynch (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Adolphe Menjou ... Albert Durant
Florence Vidor ... The Grand Duchess Zenia
Lawrence Grant ... The Grand Duke Peter
George Beranger ... The Grand Duke Paul (as André Beranger)
Dot Farley ... The Countess Prascovia Avaloff
Barbara Pierce Barbara Pierce ... Henriette
Brandon Hurst ... Matard - Hotel Manager
William Courtright ... Charles - Albert's Valet (Blake in Credits)
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Albert Durant, a young millionaire, poses as a waiter in order to woo an exiled Grand Duchess, who does not object since she knows who he is and he doesn't know she knows. And his money will save her from having to be the proprietress of a low-rent tea shop. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Duquesa e o Criado See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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"Such a Bad Waiter"
24 December 2016 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Millionaire Adolphe Menjou spots exiled Grand Duchess Florence Vidor and falls in love with her. He tries to get close to her by being a waiter at her hotel in this Mal St. Clair comedy.

It's based on a play by Alfred Savoir and the edited version I saw (54 minutes compared to the 70 minutes listed as its run-time by the IMDb) moves at a good clip. Miss Vidor spends her time being haughty and trying to humiliate Mr. Menjou until the inevitable moment when she falls into his arms; this is, after all, the sort of romantic comedy in which that result is inevitable. Miss Vidor is strikingly beautiful and Mr. Menjou knows how to wear a tail coat, and also how to perform the comic gaffes engagingly. It moves along at a satisfying clip and should be an agreeable hour for viewers.


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