Hyppolit, the Butler (Hungarian: Hyppolit, a lakáj) is a 1931 black-and-white Hungarian film comedy of manners. It was one of the earliest full sound films produced there. In 2000, Hungarian film critics chose it as one of the twelve best films of Hungary. It was remade in 1999. The screenplay was written by prolific Hungarian screenwriter Károly Nóti AKA Karl Noti , based on a stage play by István Zágon . It was directed by Székely István AKA Steve Sekely, who earlier worked in Germany and later worked in Hollywood and Great Britain. Almost eighty years after its premiere, the original film was digitally restored by the Hungarian National Film Archive. . The restored version, which was also released on DVD, erroneously awarded director Sekely a writing credit that does not appear in either the original film titles or in any subsequent documentation.