Servants' Entrance

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Servants' Entrance
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Directed by Frank Lloyd
Walt Disney
Written by Sigrid Boo (novel)
Samson Raphaelson
Starring Janet Gaynor
Lew Ayres
Ned Sparks
Walter Connolly
Louise Dresser
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • September 26, 1934 (1934-09-26)
Running time 88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Servants' Entrance (1934) is a musical comedy movie starring Janet Gaynor. The movie was written by Samson Raphaelson from the Sigrid Boo novel and directed by Frank Lloyd, with a cartoon sequence by Walt Disney in which an understandably startled Gaynor sings a song while obstreperous animated singing silverware prance around on her bed, an early example of combining live action with animation. Critics found this musical interlude especially charming.

This film was adapted from Sigrid Boo's 1930 Norwegian novel Vi som går kjøkkenveien ("We Who Enter Through the Kitchen") which has an almost identical plot to Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd's popular 1917 novel How Could You, Jean? Brainerd's novel had already been adapted into the film How Could You Jean? (1918), directed by William Desmond Taylor and starring Mary Pickford. Servants' Entrance plot was strikingly identical to that of the earlier film; as the New York Times commented, "apparently, the old Pickford comedy was already forgotten, and no copyright infringement suit was filed."[1]



  1. ^ "How Could You, Jean? (1918)". New York Times. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 

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