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Evenings for Sale (1932)

Impoverished Count von Dopenthal plans to commit suicide and spends his last night at a costume ball. There he meets lovely Lela Fischer and falls in love with her. A chance meeting with his former butler, brings a job offer as a gigolo.

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Stuart Walker

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S.K. Lauren (screenplay), Agnes Brand Leahy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Herbert Marshall ... Count Franz von Degenthal
Sari Maritza ... Lela Fischer
Charles Ruggles ... Bimpfl
Mary Boland ... Jenny Kent
George Barbier ... Henrich Fischer
Bert Roach ... Otto Volk
Lucien Littlefield ... Schwenk
Clay Clement Clay Clement ... Von Trask
Arnold Korff ... Ritter
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Impoverished Count von Dopenthal plans to commit suicide and spends his last night at a costume ball. There he meets lovely Lela Fischer and falls in love with her. A chance meeting with his former butler, brings a job offer as a gigolo.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavalheiro de Aluguel See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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The Blue Danube
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
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As usual, Herbert Marshall makes this worth seeing.
11 March 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While he was never a super-star, Herbert Marshall is one of my favorite actors of his era. Much of this is because he had a lovely voice and he also made his acting seem so natural. Here in "Evenings for Sale", he takes an okay plot and elevates it...as usual.

The Count (Marshall) is broke and about ready to shoot himself. However, a possible answer to his problems arrives when he sees an old servant,Bimpfl (Charlie Ruggles). Bimpfl convinces the Count to be a gigolo...of sorts. While the word is even used, the Count does NOT sleep with his prey. Instead, he uses his charm and sophistication to sweep them off their feet. The problem is that one of the ladies he meets (Sari Maritza) means more to him...but she wants nothing to do with him because of his line of work.

Despite being a Pre-Code film, it is clear that the Count is NOT providing sex...making him a most unusual gigolo! Still, the idea works and the acting (Mary Boland is also excellent) very nice. Well worth seeing.


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