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Release Date:
2 February 1934 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Buster Crabbe ... Don Jackson (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)

Ida Lupino ... Barbara Hilton
Robert Armstrong ... Larry Williams

James Gleason ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roscoe Karns ... Newspaper Reporter (scenes deleted)
Monya Andre ... Second Author (uncredited)
Stella Bailey ... New York Beauty Winner (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Cement Foreman (uncredited)
Malcolm Ball ... Georgia Talent Contestant (uncredited)
Lynn Bari ... Beauty Contestant Entrant (uncredited)
Maurice Costello ... Health Acres Guest (uncredited)
Agnes Craney ... Illinois Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Alfred Delcambre ... Texas Talent Contestant (uncredited)
Lucille Du Toit ... South Africa Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Phil Dunham ... Heinie - Photographer (uncredited)
Gunna Freese ... Canada Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Gwenllian Gill ... Scotland Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Donald Gray ... South Africa Talent Contestant (uncredited)
Helen Gray ... Alberta Canada Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Geneva Hall ... Kansas Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Nita Harvey ... England Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Ara Haswell ... Older Blonde in Bed (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... Mac (uncredited)
Verna Hillie ... Susie (uncredited)
Anne Insinik ... Pennsylvania Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Joyzelle Joyner ... Beauty Contestant Entrant (uncredited)
Bruce Lane ... Talent Contestant (uncredited)
Lauren Lower ... Alabama Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Julian Madison ... Minnesota Talent Contestant (uncredited)
Leo McCabe ... Ireland Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Opel McCue ... Minnesota Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Gwen Monroe ... Australia Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Health Acres Guest (uncredited)
Joyce Neilson ... New Zealand Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Brian Norman ... Australian Talent Contestant (uncredited)
Dave O'Brien ... Talent Contestant (uncredited)
William Odell ... Pennsylvania Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Earl Pingree ... Prison Clerk (uncredited)
Arthur Rankin ... Third Author (uncredited)
Bert Roach ... Health Acres Guest at Bar (uncredited)

Ann Sheridan ... Dallas Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Health Acres Guest (uncredited)
William Stelling ... New Jersey Talent Contestant (uncredited)
Harry Stubbs ... Fat Man in Bed (uncredited)
Frederick Sullivan ... Health Acres Guest (uncredited)
Colin Tapley ... New Zealand Talent Contestant (uncredited)
Sidney Towlson ... New Zealand Talent Contestant (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Beauty Shop Manager (uncredited)
Vigne ... First Author (uncredited)
Loretta Walker ... Ireland Beauty Winner (uncredited)
Leo White ... Health Acres Guest (uncredited)
Gladys Willar ... Worcester Massachusetts Beauty Winner (uncredited)
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Directed by
Erle C. Kenton 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Binyon 
David Boehm  story
Frank Butler 
Schuyler E. Grey  play "Love Your Body"
Sam Hellman  dialogue
Paul Milton  play "Love Your Body" (as Paul R. Milton)
Maurine Dallas Watkins  story (as Maurine Watkins)

Produced by
Emanuel Cohen .... executive producer (uncredited)
E. Lloyd Sheldon .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Leipold (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Fischbeck 
 
Film Editing by
James Smith (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
John B. Goodman (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ralph Rainger .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
LeRoy Prinz .... choreographer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
78 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia:
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.See more »
Quotes:
Dan Healy:[to Larry] You could sell fresh fish to a starving seal.See more »
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Stars and Stripes ForeverSee more »

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6 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
How silly can you get?, 18 August 2009
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

I can't believe I watched this all the way through. The things one does for Ida Lupino! I waited and waited for her to appear on screen and nothing happened, so I peered more closely and blow me down, there she was, I hadn't even recognised her. She was playing the character called Barbara Hilton and I had not even noticed. She had bleached platinum blonde hair, all curly, with her eyebrows shaved off and replaced by a single thin pencil stripe. She was babbling like an idiot. THIS WAS IDA LUPINO? Well, you can imagine things got even worse. The director appeared to be having fun staging a kind of gay fantasy of muscle men striding around in shorts with Nazi-style belts, flexing their muscles, looking fey, and posing as if for a gay mag. This is definitely one of the silliest films I have ever seen. It was somewhat alarming also to see all this parade of Aryan youth and athletics and fitness going on in America in 1934, as it was like a tepid foretaste of what Leni Riefenstahl was shortly to show us from Germany. This film contains real footage of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, only two years before Riefenstahl's 'Olympia' from Berlin. The heath and fitness movement is clearly based on Bernard MacFadden, who was well known as a guru of the movement in the 1930s in America. This film is so nonsensical that it belongs in Dustbin Number One. How on earth did Ida Lupino survive such nonsense and go on to become a genius? I guess we all did things when young which are embarrassing, whether it was simply having acne or playing Barbara Hilton. The male lead is Buster Crabbe, better known as cartoon heroes Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. Tell me I imagined seeing this, and didn't waste all that time, please.

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