Service for Ladies
|Service for Ladies|
|Directed by||Alexander Korda|
|Produced by||Alexander Korda|
|Written by||Ernest Vajda (novel The Head Waiter)
|Music by||Percival Mackey|
|Distributed by||Paramount British Pictures (UK)
Paramount Pictures (US)
|Release dates||14 January 1932 (UK)
20 June 1932 (US)
|Running time||65-73 minutes|
Service for Ladies (released as Reserved for Ladies in the U.S.) is a 1932 British comedy film, the second based on the novel The Head Waiter by Ernest Vajda. The film was directed by Alexander Korda and starred Leslie Howard.
A previous 1927 silent film starred Adolphe Menjou is now lost.
Max Tracey is the head waiter at a London hotel. He falls in love at first sight with Sylvia Robertson, an aristocratic woman, and poses as a prince to win her love. In this venture, he is aided by Mr. Westlake, a Ruritanian monarch who owes him a favour. When Sylvia discovers Max's deception, she is appalled, but the situation is resolved when her father tells her that he was once a hotel dishwasher.
- Leslie Howard as Max Tracey
- George Grossmith, Jr. as Mr. Westlake (The King)
- Elizabeth Allan as Sylvia Robertson
- Morton Selten as Mr. Robertson
- Cyril Ritchard as Sir William Carter
- Ben Field as Breslmeyer
- Annie Esmond as Duchess
Merle Oberon had an uncredited role.
The film was voted the second best British film of 1932.
- Service for Ladies at the Internet Movie Database
- Service for Ladies at AllMovie
- Service for Ladies at the TCM Movie Database
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