Downstairs Poster

Release Date: 1932

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
In the Austrian manor of Baron (Reginald Owen) and Baroness von Burgen (Olga Baclanova), the relationship between the upstairs aristocracy and the downstairs staff is quite positive. The servants seem to enjoy their time together, and some even fall in love, as head butler Albert (Paul Lukas) and maid Anna (Virginia Bruce) have done. But when lecherous new chauffeur Karl Schneider (John Gilbert) enters the house, affairs and blackmail follow, and the harmony of the home is slowly destroyed.

Cast: John Gilbert, Virginia Bruce, Paul Lukas, Hedda Hopper, Reginald Owen, Olga Baclanova, Bodil Rosing, Otto Hoffman

Director: Monta Bell

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Dark, Fall, 1930s, Tense, Forbidden love, Temptation, Melodramatic