|Directed by||Frank Lloyd
|Written by||Sigrid Boo (novel)
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
Servants' Entrance is a 1934 American Pre-Code musical comedy film. 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 Janet 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?, which had already been adapted into a film of the same name in 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."
- Janet Gaynor as Hedda Nilsson/Helga Brand
- Lew Ayres as Erik Langstrom
- Ned Sparks as Hjalmar Gnu
- Walter Connolly as Viktor Nilsson
- Louise Dresser as Mrs. Hanson
- Astrid Allwyn as Sigrid Hanson
- Sig Ruman as Hans Hansen
- John Qualen as Detective
- Catherine Doucet as Anastasia Gnu
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..Servants' Entrance
- "How Could You, Jean? (1918)". New York Times. Retrieved August 18, 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Servants' Entrance.|
|This article about a musical comedy film is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|