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Ruby falls in love with small-time con man Eddie. During a botched blackmail scheme, Eddie accidentally kills the man they were setting up. Eddie takes off and Ruby is sent to a reformatory for two years.
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[Regarding Burt, who has run out on his pregnant lover, but is the apple of his mother's eye]
Oh, well - maternal pride. I bet even a baby skunk smells like a rosebud to its mother.
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Too familiar...seems like a sub-standard version of "The Women"
BEAUTY FOR SALE spends so much time in a beauty salon for snobbish, gossipy women that you have to wonder whether it was Claire Booth Luce's inspiration for THE WOMEN. However, it has none of the distinctive, biting dialog that Luce brought to her play and film version.
Although there are plenty of talented players in the cast, most of it is terribly overacted in early '30s fashion. MADGE EVANS makes a beautiful blonde heroine with a sweet personality--and lesser roles are played in standard fashion by OTTO KRUGER, ALICE BRADY, UNA MERKEL, PHILLIPS HOLMES, HEDDA HOPPER and ISABEL JEWELL.
The romance between Kruger and Evans is painfully corny and contrived, while his scenes with Alice Brady are simply overacted to the nth degree for comedy effect.
If the manners, mores and fashions of superficial women in the '30s is your cup of tea, sit back and enjoy. Obviously, women were the target audience for this kind of film penned by Faith Baldwin.
Forgettable programmer and easy to skip.
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