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Beauty for the Asking (1939)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  24 February 1939 (USA)
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Denny drops fiancée Jean and marries Flora who is worth ten million dollars. When Jean is fired from her job she decides to market the face cream she invented. She goes to Jeffrey and he ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jean Russell
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Denny Williams
Donald Woods ...
Jeffrey Martin
Frieda Inescort ...
Flora Barton-Williams
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Gwen Morrison
Leona Maricle ...
Eve Harrington
Frances Mercer ...
Patricia Wharton
Whitney Bourne ...
Peggy Ponsby
George Beranger ...
Cyril (as George Andre Beranger)
Kay Sutton ...
Miss Whitman - Jean's Secretary
Ann Evers ...
Lois Peabody
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Denny drops fiancée Jean and marries Flora who is worth ten million dollars. When Jean is fired from her job she decides to market the face cream she invented. She goes to Jeffrey and he sends a sample of the product to 12 selected rich women. Only one woman invests in the business and Jean is happy until she learns that it is Flora - but she takes the money. As Denny has no job, the girls give him an office at the factory. The business takes off, but Jean finds that she is still in love with Denny and Denny seems to forget he is married to Flora. So Jean and Flora send him to California for six weeks to open the West Coast branch of Jeanne Varelle. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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"FOR LOVE"S SAKE - MAKE ME BEAUTIFUL! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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24 February 1939 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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Loosely based on the career of cosmetics giant Helena Rubenstein. See more »

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Have You Forgotten So Soon?
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Music by Lawrence Wright (as Horatio Nicholls)
Lyrics by Joseph George Gilbert
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Enjoyable B Movie
19 November 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. The review of it in "The RKO Story" was not very flattering and I was expecting something fairly dire. But I was surprised when I began to view it and felt compelled to watch it through.

While it does have a conventional story line and predictable ending, the acting is believable, the script is believable and the direction moves the story along. I enjoyed the efforts of the Lucille Ball character in getting to the top, and helping her counterpart in beautifying herself. The Lucille Ball role (and Lucille herself) reminded me of Ginger Rogers for some reason. I thought she was good as a woman struggling between heart and mind. I didn't go much for the Donald Woods character however - too sappy except for at the start.


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