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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Carol Merrick
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Mrs. Merrick
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Burt Barton
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Hortense (as Isobel Jewell)
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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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One charmer loved any man with a fat checkbook...One struggled to keep her heart from ruling her mind...The last beauty risked everything for love... See more »

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Bondage of Fear  »

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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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Sophisticated comedy-drama with bite...
21 January 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Another delectable sweet-and-sour pre-Code entry of the early 1930s, nimbly skirting the edges of that era's morality with prodding grown-up material, satirizing the comedic and dramatic possibilities therein. Story concerns three gals who work in a New York City beauty parlor: one is dating a married man, another is pregnant by a no-goodnik, and the third spends her nights with a rich sugar daddy. Society cattiness at its most cynical; colorful performances by Madge Evans, Una Merkel and Alice Brady adds to the fun. Director Richard Boleslawski allows the bracing narrative to degenerate once or twice into slapstick, but if you can overlook that there's a great deal of sharp, salty wit here. Fine supporting turns by Otto Kruger, Hedda Hopper and May Robson. **1/2 from ****


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