Starring William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley, Henry Stephenson
Light. Appealing. Simple.
Johann Porok (Powell) is the trusted butler of the Prime Minister of Hungary, Count Albert Sandor (Stephenson), but tensions arise when Porok is elected to the parliament as a leader of the opposing party. Count Sandor’s daughter, Baroness Katrina (Annabella), considers Porok a traitor, and hopes to pay him back. William Powell is one the most charming and charismatic actors ever to appear in movies, and he gets a juicy role here as the humble butler crossed with the impassioned politician. The story is rather slight and Anabella’s thick French accent is taxing at times, but the film is enjoyable as a light comedic diversion with a side of romance.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-