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Beauty for Sale (1933)

A beautiful woman lands a job at an exclusive salon that deals with the wives of wealthy businessmen. Her contact with these men leads to a series of affairs.

Director:

Richard Boleslawski (as Richard Boleslavsky)

Writers:

Faith Baldwin (novel), Eve Greene | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Madge Evans ... Letty Lawson
Alice Brady ... Mrs. Henrietta Sherwood
Otto Kruger ... Mr. Sherwood
Una Merkel ... Carol Merrick
May Robson ... Mrs. Merrick
Phillips Holmes ... Burt Barton
Edward J. Nugent ... Bill Merrick (as Eddie Nugent)
Hedda Hopper ... Madame Sonia Barton
Florine McKinney ... Jane
Isabel Jewell ... Hortense (as Isobel Jewell)
Louise Carter ... Mrs. Lawson
John Roche ... Robert Abbott
Charley Grapewin ... Freddy Gordon (as Charles Grapewin)
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A beautiful woman lands a job at an exclusive salon that deals with the wives of wealthy businessmen. Her contact with these men leads to a series of affairs.

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WHICH TYPE OF GIRL DO MEN MARRY? (original herald - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bondage of Fear See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $22.50 Sherwood pays for the hat would equate to $435 in 2018. See more »

Goofs

When Sherwood is talking to his wife, about a half hour into the picture, he picks up the cocktail shaker twice between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Merrick: Bill, where are you going?
Bill Merrick: I'm going out and get drunk!
Mrs. Merrick: Oh, dear! Oh, he shouldn't do that.
Carol Merrick: Why not, he might wash out that dirty mouth of his.
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Middling comedy-drama
28 October 2018 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

It gets points for trying something that Robert Altman would popularize many decades later: several conversations at a crowded place (this time, a beauty parlor) going on all at once, the audience only hearing snippets of each. But overall the script is too scattershot, if directed with some flair by Richard Boleslawski. Madge Evans is attractive, Una Merkel is cute (the most surprising scene in the movie is a short mouth-to-mouth kiss between them!), but Otto Kruger lacks magnetism as the romantic lead. **1/2 out of 4.


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