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Beauty for Sale (1933)

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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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Letty Lawson
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Mrs. Henrietta Sherwood
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Mr. Sherwood
Una Merkel ...
Carol Merrick
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Mrs. Merrick
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Burt Barton
Edward J. Nugent ...
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Madame Sonia Barton
Florine McKinney ...
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Hortense (as Isobel Jewell)
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Mrs. Lawson
John Roche ...
Robert Abbott
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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 »

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1 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Bondage of Fear  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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[Overheard talking to one another while walking through the salon]
Client of Madame Sonia's Salon: She said it was appendicitis...
Second Client of Madame Sonia's Salon: [Incredulous] Appendicitis? Ha! I'd like to see the scar!
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Classic Movie Treasures
19 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

Beauty for sale is one of those classic movie treasures that you happen to come across by channel surfing one late, late Tuesday night and stop to watch for no other apparent reason than you happen to like classic movies so you watch. Perhaps it was Madge Evans' polished mannerisms, speaking voice or looks that catch your attention, or Una Merkel who you swear you've seen somewhere but you can't place your finger on it. (I later found out she played Verbena on the Hayley Mill's classic, The Parent Trap - I knew I recognized her) It's an endearing story that's probably been told a hundred times over, but you can't help falling in love with it anyway. Falling in love with married men, men who are old enough to be your father, men who are in no position to ever want commitment, adultery, unwed motherhood, and gold digging - sounds like Jerry Springer. Except this one has class. A wonderful movie, a great cast (including Hedda Hopper and Alice Brady), and even I fell a little for Otto Kruger.


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