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Bride for Sale (1949)

Bride for Sale is a 1949 film distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by William D. Russell, and starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Young and George Brent. The music score is by Frederick Hollander. Trite comedy.

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Bride for Sale is a 1949 film distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by William D. Russell, and starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Young and George Brent. The music score is by Frederick Hollander. Trite comedy.

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Claudette Colbert wants a carpet slipper kind of guy ... and winds up with a pair of heels!

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 5, 1950 with Robert Young and Claudette Colbert reprising their film roles. See more »

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Nora Shelley: You want to see me?
Paul Martin: Yes. Sit down, Miss Shelley.
Nora Shelley: Oh, gladly. Ahhh, what a day!
Paul Martin: When are you planning on opening your own office, Miss Shelley?
Nora Shelley: What gives you that idea?
Paul Martin: Oh, certain things I've noticed.
Nora Shelley: What things?
Paul Martin: Things that make me believe that you're going into business for yourself.
Nora Shelley: What are you talking about?
Paul Martin: Well, that's what they all do: they work here a year, grab a few clients by deceit and treachery and then open offices of their own.
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Good Lord what a terrible plot
10 October 2017 | by (Winnipeg, Canada) – See all my reviews

George Brent owns a tax accounting business. His office is disorganized, so he hires a former army major to run his office. This turns out to be Claudette Colbert. He's not convinced that a woman can do the job, but he gives her a chance and she turns out to be the best office manager he has ever had. Perhaps too good. Afraid that she intends to leave and set up her own firm, taking all his clients with her, he confronts her. She confesses that working for a living has just been an elaborate ruse to find a husband. (Yes, this really happens.) She explains that all she wants is a wealthy homebody to call her own, and having access to a man's tax records gives her the insight she needs to pick a husband. Not wanting to lose his office manager, Brent decides to teach her a lesson and get his buddy Robert Young to pose as a wealthy museum curator with fake tax records to back him up. He is to lure Colbert in, get her to fall in love with him, and then dump her cold, teaching her that tax records can't tell you everything about a man. I am generally not one to slag a movie for having outdated, regressive beliefs, but it's actually pretty hard to set aside the abominable plot of this film. It definitely has it's charms. Colbert is always a joy to watch, and there are some great supporting turns, Max Baer in particular. However, this film ends up with both Brent and Young competing for Colbert's hand in marriage and you can't help but feel that she'd be better off without either of them.


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