Private Number

Synopsis: A young woman searching for work takes a job as a maid for a rich family. Intrigue follows as a butler schemes to make the attractive newcomer his own. Only to be foiled by the wealthy son's attraction to her. The fall in love, secretly marry and the maid finds she is pregnant. Twist of fate complicates the storyline as the butler seeks revenge for his rejection. He tells all to the family in the hopes of ending the marriage. A courtroom drama ensues with the family poised against the wife/maid. All is made good with a dramatic turn of events.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Roy Del Ruth
Production: Arc Entertainment
80 min

Have you any references?


I see you come from Pleasant Town.


How long have you been in New York?

About.. two weeks.

"Reverend H. J. Trumbleigh. "

Did you work for him?

Oh no. He was the pastor at our

church back home.

Now, what's this?

"Pleasant Town Business College"?

I completed a course there in

shorthand and typing.

Ha, ha.

Do you mean you've never been in service?

No.. but I'm very good at housework.

Really I am.

I employ only experienced help.


But in your case, I.. well I suppose

I could make an exception.

You seem bright. Going to start you

off as an upstairs maid.

Your wages are seventy-five

dollars a month.

But you will be paid sixty.

You understand?

I allow one evening a week off,

and every other Sunday.

You.. you mean I'm hired?

I'll give you a month's trial.

Thank you.

Oh one thing more.

As long as you are in this house..

.. you will be responsible only to me.

Is that clear?

Yes sir.

And if you make yourself "adaptable"..

.. we shall get along quite well I think.

Thank you.

Hey! Hey, wait a minute! How'd you make out?

Alright. But I couldn't work here.

That butler... ooh, he gives me the creeps.

Hey, now wait a minute. Wait a minute.

Well look, really I appreciate

you're trying but..

.. oh I can't.

Oh now relax. Let me tip you off.

If you're going if for this sort of work, there's

a lot of things you'll have to put up with.

But I don't like that man.

Who does! Why his own mother

wouldn't speak to him.

But don't worry, he won't bother you.

I'll run interference for you.

Now, what do you say?


You're awfully nice to do all this for me.

Oh, just a girl-scout at heart.

By the way, what are your wages?

Why that's something I didn't understand.

He said they'd pay me seventy-five

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Gene Markey

Eugene Willford "Gene" Markey (December 11, 1895 – May 1, 1980) was an American author, producer, screenwriter, and highly decorated naval officer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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