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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)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Travis Banton .... costumer (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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Dan Healy:[to Larry] Nothing's worth ten thousand in cash, not even a million.See more »
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ReveilleSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Nudie Revue, 17 December 2012
Author: evanston_dad from United States

Goofy film about two Olympic athletes (Ida Lupino and Buster Crabbe) who are hired to bring some respectability to a fitness magazine that is using sex as its major selling point.

People who want to see an example of some pre-Code raciness will find much to like about this movie. Its overt treatment of sex as something people actually like instead of something covert that must never be mentioned is by itself enough to make this movie stand apart from the more sanitized films of the succeeding decade. But beyond that, it revels in images of the barely dressed human body, male and female, and includes a shot of bare butts in a men's locker room, and a jaw dropper of a production number in which all of the women are wearing sheer athletic tops with their breasts and nipples clearly visible.

Funny enough, for all of its reputation now as being representative of a certain kind of moral looseness in early 30s films, the movie's attitude about sex is as pure as freshly fallen snow.

Grade: B

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