White Tie and Tails

White Tie and Tails is a 1946 American black-and-white comedy drama film directed by Charles Barton and starring Dan Duryea, Ella Raines, William Bendix, and Frank Jenks.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

White Tie and Tails
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCharles Barton
Produced byHoward Benedict
Screenplay byBertram Millhauser
Story byCharles Beahan, Rufus King
StarringDan Duryea, Ella Raines, William Bendix, Frank Jenks
Music byMilton Rosen
CinematographyCharles Van Enger
Edited byRay Snyder
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • 30 August 1946 (1946-08-30) (US)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States


In New York a butler of a wealthy house stays to look after the mansion while the owners' family leaves for vacation in Florida. But he is going have his own vacation there in the mansion, playing a rich man. He meets a beautiful woman and soon finds himself in trouble.



The film was produced by Howard Benedict for Universal Pictures and filmed at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. The film was originally intended to be directed by William Seitner.


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