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)
|14 January 1932 (UK)
20 June 1932 (US)
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.
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
Service for Ladies 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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