Service De Luxe

1938

Rowland V. Lee
Director
Universal Pictures
Studio

Ernest engineer (Price) comes to New York to get a backer for his new tractor design. . . Romantic complications ensue.

A Wedding and no funerals, 1939 style. Chirpy little comedy marks the screen debut of Vincent Price, a long way from his future horror film persona.

-The Sloth

This may be Vincent's first film, but Mischa Auer's loony Russian chef takes the blue ribbon here amongst a great cast. There is one great bit where Vincent feigns going mad ("there's always been insanity in my family!"), giving a nice foreshadow of his future career arc.

-Dave W.

Not available on DVD, hence the Youtube vidcaps.



12th October 1938
Cinema

Not Rated

85 mins
1.37:1




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Constance Bennett
Helen Murphy
Vincent Price
Robert Wade
Charles Ruggles
Scott "Scoot" Robinson
(as Charlie Ruggles)
Helen Broderick
Pearl
Mischa Auer
Serge Bebenko
Joy Hodges
Audrey Robinson
Halliwell Hobbes
Jason, Robinson's Butler
Chester Clute
Chester Bainbridge
Wilson Benge
Bainbridge's Butler
(uncredited)
Unknown
Switchboard Dorothy Madison
(uncredited)
Unknown
Switchboard Dorothy Madison
(uncredited)
Unknown
Switchboard Dorothy Madison
(uncredited)
Frank Coghlan Jr.
Johnny, Bellhop
(uncredited)
Frances Robinson
Secretary (uncredited)
Unknown
Mary, Helen's Maid
Unknown
Switchboard Dorothy Madison
(uncredited)
Harry Hayden
Minister (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore
Uncle Robert Wade
(uncredited)
Unknown
Robert's Father
(uncredited)
Lucille Ward
Aunt Libby
(uncredited)
Unknown
Aunt Sarah
(uncredited)
Unknown
Aunt Addie
(uncredited)
Lillian Elliott
Bob's Aunt
(uncredited)
Margaret McWade
Bob's Aunt
(uncredited)
Tom Ricketts
Small Towner
(uncredited)
Otto Hoffman
Small Towner
(uncredited)
Lew Kelly
Small Towner
(uncredited)
Ben Hall
Yokel on Boat
(uncredited)
Unknown
Ship's Officer
(uncredited)
Unknown
Stella (uncredited)
Raymond Parker
Bellhop
(uncredited)
Crauford Kent
Burton Devereaux
(uncredited)
Nina Gilbert
Mrs. Devereaux
(uncredited)
Lawrence Grant
Nikolai Voroshinsky
(uncredited)