|The Girl Downstairs|
|Directed by||Norman Taurog|
|Produced by||Harry Rapf|
|Screenplay by||Harold Goldman|
|Based on||a short story|
by Sándor Hunyady
|Music by||William Axt|
|Cinematography||Clyde De Vinna|
|Edited by||Elmo Veron|
|23 December 1938|
The Girl Downstairs is a 1938 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Franciska Gaal, Franchot Tone and Walter Connolly. It is a remake of the 1936 Austrian film Catherine the Last directed by Henry Koster, which had been a major hit for Gaal.
This was Franciska Gaal's third appearance in American films, and her first for M-G-M. and was her final American film before her return to Hungary in 1940.
Wealthy playboy Paul Wagner wants to romance Rosalind Brown, but her father does not allow it, so Paul uses a maid to get access to Rosalind, however the maid falls in love with him.
- Franciska Gaal as Katerina Linz
- Franchot Tone as Paul Wagner
- Walter Connolly as Mr. Brown
- Reginald Gardiner as Willie
- Rita Johnson as Rosalind Brown
- Reginald Owen as Charlie Grump
- Franklin Pangborn as Adolf Pumpfel
- Robert Coote as Karl, Paul's Butler
- Barnett Parker as Hugo, the Butler
- James B. Carson as Rudolph
- Billy Gilbert as Garage Proprietor