Maid's Night Out (1938)

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Joan Fontaine was still two years away from full stardom when she appeared in the B-plus comedy Maid's Night Out. Future cowboy star Allan Lane plays Bill, a millionaire's son who, to win a bet with his father (George Irving), sets out to prove that he can succeed without his family's money. While working as a milkman, Bill offers a lift to Sheila (Fontaine), whom he takes to be a housemaid. In fact, Sheila was also born into wealth, but she doesn't let Bill know that, fearful that she'll lose his love; Bill likewise keeps his actual identity a secret for the same reason. Adding to the fun is the presence of Hedda Hopper, making one of her final acting appearances before devoting herself full-time to her gossip columnist. Film buffs will also enjoy a fleeting but hilarious jibe at Hopper's number-one rival Louella Parsons.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Studio:
RKO Pictures

Cast

Joan Fontaine
as Sheila Harrison
Cecil Kellaway
as Geoffrey
Jack Carson
as Amusement Ride Operator
George Irving
as Rufus Norman
Solly Ward
as Mischa
Hedda Hopper
as Mrs. Harrison
Allan Lane
as Bill Arlen
Billy Gilbert
as Popolopolis
Paul Guilfoyle
as Bailbondsman
Lee Patrick
as Milk Route Customer
William Brisbane
as Wally Martin
Frank M. Thomas
as McCarthy
Edgar Dearing
as Police Detective
Robert E. Homans
as Desk Sergeant
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