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Search for Beauty (1934)

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Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new health and beauty magazine which is only a front for salacious stories and pictures.

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Don Jackson (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)
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Barbara Hilton
Robert Armstrong ...
Larry Williams
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Dan Healy
Toby Wing ...
Sally Palmer
Gertrude Michael ...
Jean Strange
Bradley Page ...
Joe Garrett
Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
Rev. Rankin
Nora Cecil ...
Miss Pettigrew
Virginia Hammond ...
Mrs. Archibald Henderson-James
Eddie Gribbon ...
Adolph Knockler
James B. 'Pop' Kenton ...
Caretaker (as 'Pop' Kenton)
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Three shady characters - Larry, Jean, and Dan - want to make money legally by resuscitating a fitness magazine with cheesecake and beefcake photos and salacious stories with tacked-on morals. They hire two recent Olympic champions as editors to give legitimacy: Barbara Hilton, an English diver, and Don Jackson, a U.S. swimmer. When Jackson and Hilton object to the magazine's contents, they send him on a worldwide search for beauty, for youthful paragons of fitness. When Barbara and Don want out of the partnership to start their own fitness farm, the trio hatches a plan to bilk the kids. Can Barbara and Don avoid being conned or will a femme fatale undo their partnership? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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2 February 1934 (USA)  »

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Buster Crabbe plays an Olympic swimmer in the film. Before entering acting, Crabbe was a two-time Olympian, a bronze medalist in 1928 and a gold medal winner in 1932. See more »

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Dan Healy: [to Larry] Nothing's worth ten thousand in cash, not even a million.
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4 June 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Well, what can I say other than YIPPEE! Slipped through just before the may 1934 deadline of the Hayes Code this is almost the superlative risqué extravaganza for sex and nudity in a 1930s movie. One astonishing scene in a mens locker room even has full male nudity! Unheard of outside Nazi beauty films of the later era and certainly an eye-full of sassy rudeness both in picture and dialog. Other posts here will tell you the story but since this film features two of the most beautiful actors ever on screen BUSTER CRABBE and IDA LUPINO (in blonde 'do) and then peppers the screen with gorgeous women and men parading and exercising and grabbing each other...! THE SEARCH FOR BEAUTY is everything you might hope for in a pre-code sex comedy and wow does it deliver! Hilarious rude and deliciously nude rude and funny. And cheer breathtaking Toby Wing dancing on a table in a negligee!


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