MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 23,676 this week

Beauty for Sale (1933)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 179 users  
Reviews: 12 user

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:

(as Richard Boleslavsky)

Writers:

(novel), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

Related News

The Forgotten: How To Marry a Millionaire
| MUBI

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 9998 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 194 titles
created 10 Aug 2012
 
a list of 224 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 5544 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Beauty for Sale" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beauty for Sale (1933)

Beauty for Sale (1933) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beauty for Sale.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Baron is a banker, in Vienna, who works at at very fast pace. He appreciates beautiful women, but fires the beautiful Miss Frey as he considers her a diversion to work. Susie sneaks ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Marian Marsh, David Manners, Warren William
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a cruise ship.

Director: William K. Howard
Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Douglass Dumbrille
Certificate: Passed Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore
Chained (1934)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A mistress of one man has a shipboard romance with another and is torn between both men.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Otto Kruger
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

Directors: Ray Enright, Lucien Hubbard
Stars: Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Sylvia is the French teacher at Briarcroft's School for Girls, but she wants to find romance. When she hears Bill on the radio, she decides to leave and thank him. But he is on his way to ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Marion Davies, Bing Crosby, Fifi D'Orsay
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Some dastardly criminals have stolen some top secret plans and tattoo them on the back of a woman so she can sell them to the highest bidder in Lisbon. This woman plans to take the place of... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Roland Young
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Madge Evans, Otto Kruger, Robert Young
Escape (1948)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Matt Denant, ex-RAF flier, sentenced to three years in Dartmoor for striking and accidentally killing a detective who was attempting to arrest a lady of the evening to whom Denant had been ... See full synopsis »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Rex Harrison, Peggy Cummins, William Hartnell
Green Hell (1940)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a... See full summary »

Director: James Whale
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Bennett, John Howard
The Accused (1949)
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A beautiful psychology professor tries to hide a self-defense killing.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Loretta Young, Robert Cummings, Wendell Corey
Highpoint (1982)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

James Hatcher embezzles ten million dollars from a joint mafia/CIA operation, leaving them squabbling with each other. Unemployed Lewis Kinney gets caught up in the intrigue, and must try ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Carter
Stars: Richard Harris, Christopher Plummer, Beverly D'Angelo
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Letty Lawson
...
Mrs. Henrietta Sherwood
...
Mr. Sherwood
Una Merkel ...
Carol Merrick
...
Mrs. Merrick
Phillips Holmes ...
Burt Barton
Edward J. Nugent ...
Bill Merrick (as Eddie Nugent)
...
Madame Sonia Barton
Florine McKinney ...
Jane
...
Hortense (as Isobel Jewell)
Louise Carter ...
Mrs. Lawson
John Roche ...
Robert Abbott
...
Freddy Gordon (as Charles Grapewin)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 September 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bondage of Fear  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[Overheard talking to another salon patron while walking through the salon]
Older Patron of Madame Sonia's Salon: You can't tell me she has to sit on my husband's lap to take dictation!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
well-remembered, after many years
27 February 2000 | by (Philadelphia, PA, USA) – See all my reviews

It's probably been more than thirty years since I saw this movie on television. "Beauty for Sale" typifies the films of the thirties, which I prefer to the current crop. The wit of the script and the polish of the acting and directing are beyond anything Hollywood could produce nowadays. There were other films in the thirties that starred mostly character actors, who absolutely had what it took to carry the show. Why are there so many great thirties films that are not available on video? I'm sure there is a market for classic films, besides the most well-known ones.


17 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Girls... Alix1929
Discuss Beauty for Sale (1933) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?